I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. New technology promises to make cars safer, and examples of this were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas. Devices that will communicate with you, other vehicles and roadway infrastructure were part of this glimpse into the internet of things available now or in the near future.
Eye Scans to Operate Your Vehicle
Everyone worries to some extent about a stolen vehicle. While car insurance lends a buffer, it is not something anyone wants. Besides, your car insurance premium can increase just because someone stole your car. With the introduction of iris scanning technology, this may be a thing of the past. Using Gentex ActiveIRIS®, the scanner is located in the rear-view mirror. The system scans the driver’s iris, and once the scan authenticates the driver, the car starts. The device is also able to set personally chosen parameters such as GPS coordinates, music, steering wheel height and seat adjustments. If the driver uses a connected device such as Alexa, this provides a much needed authentication before unlocking doors, turning the oven on, geofencing, staying within the speed limit or even letting Fido out before you arrive home. Toll payments using a dual step sign are anticipated in the future, so all transactions conducted inside the vehicle are safe.