15 September 1995 Driver face recognition as a security and safety feature
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Proceedings Volume 2511, Law Enforcement Technologies: Identification Technologies and Traffic Safety; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.219592
Event: European Symposium on Optics for Environmental and Public Safety, 1995, Munich, Germany
Abstract
We present a driver face recognition system for comfortable access control and individual settings of automobiles. The primary goals are the prevention of car thefts and heavy accidents caused by unauthorized use (joy-riders), as well as the increase of safety through optimal settings, e.g. of the mirrors and the seat position. The person sitting on the driver's seat is observed automatically by a small video camera in the dashboard. All he has to do is to behave cooperatively, i.e. to look into the camera. A classification system validates his access. Only after a positive identification, the car can be used and the driver-specific environment (e.g. seat position, mirrors, etc.) may be set up to ensure the driver's comfort and safety. The driver identification system has been integrated in a Volkswagen research car. Recognition results are presented.
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Volker Vetter, Volker Vetter, Gerd-Juergen Giefing, Gerd-Juergen Giefing, Rudolf Mai, Rudolf Mai, Hubert Weisser, Hubert Weisser, "Driver face recognition as a security and safety feature", Proc. SPIE 2511, Law Enforcement Technologies: Identification Technologies and Traffic Safety, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219592; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.219592
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