Use your butt to identify yourself

To prevent car theft new technology relies on people’s rear end to verify that they are authorized to drive the car. With 98% reliability this security device with 360 biometric sensors is being developed by a team of Japanese engineers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo.

It should reach the market in a couple of years but there is already a first question that comes to mind: what happens if people put on weight? Plus another question: what happens if someone hacks the device and posts other people’s rear end characteristics on… Facebook?

Here are more pictures from the  Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo.

Pressure on seat (3D view)