In the future, Osram's Synios SFH 4772S A01 or Synios SFH 4775S A01 will help the vehicle identify the driver using iris scanning or facial recognition, unlock the doors and even disable the engine immobilizer.
“With these products, we are covering a number of different applications and have now succeeded in extending biometric identification to cars,” said Walter Rothmund, marketing manager Automotive for Emitter Laser Sensor at Osram Opto Semiconductors.
The new Synios SFH 4772S A01 is ideal for use in iris scanning systems. This application is best known at present for unlocking smartphones and tablets without the need for a password. The IRED functions here as a light source, illuminating the iris with infrared light in a suitable wavelength so that a camera can capture an image of the iris pattern – whatever the color of the eye. The system then compares this information with the stored data and unlocks the device if there is a match. The Synios SFH 4775S A01 is suitable for facial recognition and driver monitoring, among other things. They will be available from spring 2019.