Friday, January 20, 2017

Gentex Adds Iris Scanner to Car Mirror

Gentex publishes its CES video of the iris-scanner equipped car interior mirror:

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  1. Would have to use IR light during the night or maybe all the time, good luck with the cataracts.
    Low NIR QE sensors would require more light, and more eye damage.

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    1. I don't think the required NIR illumination levels come anything close to eye-safety levels. But regular glasses and sunglasses probably complicate the use-case.

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    2. This is an iris imager, not retina. So cataracts will not get in the way. But really, how did we drive cars until now, without 5 grand wort of doodads that we cannot even opt out of, since no one offers models without them... if that would be even legal to do nowadays...

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    3. What these NIR "iris" "scanners" are is this: NIR illumination diode (exactly, nowhere near eye-safety levels, totally harmless), coupled with a (N)IR-camera and a visible light spectrum camera. It even works with holding a photo of the person in question in front of this so called "scanner". Totally worthless, that's why they're trying to build into everything. They always offer the actually working version later :-)

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  2. More unnecessary mass espionage. I certainly wont buy a car that puts me in the potentially suspect category all the time.

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    1. That Aggregate "spying" has been going on for at least 15, more like 20 years. Never too late to sharpen and smarten up though, ey?

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