LG Electronics has developed an innovative on-board camera system capable of recognizing the driver and other passengers and of detecting their gestures and movements of their fingers. The company believes its patented technology may be related to autonomous driving, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and 5th generation mobile communications (5G).
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), LG Electronics has filed patent applications for its biometric authentication method and device based on multiple on-board cameras with the United States Intellectual Property Organization ( USIPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) in August 2019. Recently, the patent was disclosed.
LG Electronics claims that its camera system can reduce the cost of implementing biometric systems for automobiles.
This technology allows a driver to start a car using facial recognition and control the car with gestures. Additionally, facial recognition will be able to determine a driver’s current state of health and whether the driver is driving the car drowsy. For example, this technology can determine whether the car can continue to drive in the event of an unexpected situation while its passenger is sleeping during autonomous driving.
This technology can be connected to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) modules, robot drones, AR and VR devices and 5G services, says LG Electronics.
At the same time, LG Electronics filed for registration of more patents on a processor that authenticates registered drivers with photos, a memory that stores camera malfunctions, and a car controller that displays a malfunction on a car screen when the car is out of service. . These elements will be used in the facial recognition technology of users with the previous patent, according to technical experts.