Bum-recognition next for cars?

2011-12-29 08:25

LONDON, England - Biometric security systems are used all over the world but now Japanese scientists have identified another unique feature which can be read - the human backside.

The scientists, according to the London Daily Mail, have designed a car seat that takes readings from 360 pressure points in its upholstery to build a 3D profile of your other cheeks and identify your posterior with 98% accuracy.


Getting to throw away you car keys is just one aspect of the invention: your office chair, for instance, could biometricise your butt and turn on your computer. Your home recliner could recognise your curvature and tune your TV to your favourite channel - even your favourite restaurant could order your favourite wine within seconds of you, well, touching base.

Scientists at Tokyo's Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology say the system is a simple matter of fitting pressure sensors inside a normal car (or any other) seat - so it could be in production vehicles as early as 2014.

The team says that the bottom-scanner is actually less intrusive than other forms of biometric scans, such as face recognition used at passport counters.

  • naeem.essop - 2011-12-29 12:37

    Sounds ASS-tounding.

  • Mark - 2011-12-30 08:09

    No BUM-bling around for the car keys.

      naeem.essop - 2011-12-31 15:37


  • estorium - 2011-12-30 11:26

    A new leap in driver ass-istance.

  • Kate - 2011-12-30 19:28

    Dare you put on any weight while away on holiday.Guess the car ain't going to understand. LOL

  • Herbert - 2011-12-31 07:57

    No need for Limpopo Traffic Dept to overspend on extra gadget for patrol cars, they just have to get the maximum sensor for oversized bums !!!!

  • Kwashic - 2012-01-01 11:09

    what about those with ASSymetric buttz? soon they will recognise the difference between male and female and change scents, music, driving dynamics etc accordingly.... i am not saying how they will recognise the difference. or maybe they will recognise the difference in the size of our certain features of our anatomy and change enging notes and shapes to compensate for those challenged in certain ways!

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