30 Jun '14, 3pm

Car to Thief: Smile, You're on Candid Camera!

Car to Thief: Smile, You're on Candid Camera!

Cars that think are cars that see , often with a bristling array of radars, cameras, ultrasound, and whatnot. So far, though, they have mostly looked out; why not turn that gaze inward, as well? That's the idea behind Project Mobii , short for mobile interior imaging, a joint research effort announced last week by Intel and the Ford Motor Company. One obvious application is in letting the owner decide who gets to drive the car and in what fashion. A car might be programmed to use its facial-recognition system to identify family members, perhaps allowing a teenage daughter to drive only under certain speeds and with the audio system set below a certain decibel level. A teenage son might be restricted to even lower speeds. Another possibility is to have the car read an owner's gestures , so that a wave of the hand can turn some feature on or off. Also, the owner might peek i...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/s...

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