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Driver face recognition as a security and safety feature
Author(s): Volker Vetter; Gerd-Juergen Giefing; Rudolf Mai; Hubert Weisser
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Paper Abstract

We present a driver face recognition system for comfortable access control and individual settings of automobiles. The primary goals are the prevention of car thefts and heavy accidents caused by unauthorized use (joy-riders), as well as the increase of safety through optimal settings, e.g. of the mirrors and the seat position. The person sitting on the driver's seat is observed automatically by a small video camera in the dashboard. All he has to do is to behave cooperatively, i.e. to look into the camera. A classification system validates his access. Only after a positive identification, the car can be used and the driver-specific environment (e.g. seat position, mirrors, etc.) may be set up to ensure the driver's comfort and safety. The driver identification system has been integrated in a Volkswagen research car. Recognition results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2511, Law Enforcement Technologies: Identification Technologies and Traffic Safety, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219592
Show Author Affiliations
Volker Vetter, C-VIS Computer Vision und Automation GmbH (Germany)
Gerd-Juergen Giefing, C-VIS Computer Vision und Automation GmbH (Germany)
Rudolf Mai, Volkswagen AG (Germany)
Hubert Weisser, Volkswagen AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2511:
Law Enforcement Technologies: Identification Technologies and Traffic Safety
Bernard Dubuisson; Geoffrey L. Harding, Editor(s)

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