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Highly Reliable Anti-Theft System' Identifies Car Owners by Their...Butts


No ifs, ands, or butts about it.

Forget eye scans or fingerprint sensors to prevent car theft, engineers have made identifying the owner of the car as easy as taking a seat.

Researchers at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology have developed a car seat with sensors that essentially recognize the drivers buttprint. Tech Crunch reports that 360 sensors in tune with the shape of the drivers behind measure the pressure applied and confirm with a computer that the correct hiney is in the driver's seat. Wired compares it to creating a topographic map of your, um, you know. It also says that if the map doesn't match what's programed in the computer, then the car won't move.

Wired reports that the researchers say the technology has been tested with 98 percent accuracy and that they are hoping to collaborate with car makers to bring this “highly reliable anti-theft system” to commercial cars in the next two to three years.

[H/T Popular Science]

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