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VisionLabs tech helps cars identify owner from a distance


Facial recognition technology developer VisionLabs has introduced a facial identification solution that will allow a vehicle to recognize its owner from a distance, confirm identity and unlock the doors as they get closer, Russian news agency TASS reports.

The LUNA platform, which was developed by VisionLabs, was modified to operate on the Nvidia Drive IX platform.

“Thanks to its facial recognition, drivers will no longer need a key to start their cars,” explained a VisionLabs spokesperson. “The camera can recognize the owner of the car ‘from afar’, and as he gets closer to the vehicle, it will confirm his identity to ensure keyless access and driving personalization. The system can also ‘see’ what is happening inside the car, enabling it to be on top of the driver’s situation.”

“Drive IX will make it possible for auto manufacturers to use artificial intelligence in building next-generation cars with a completely new approach to driving,” added Ratin Kumar, senior director of software and head of Nvidia Drive IX platform.

Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank has a 25% stake in VisionLabs with another 25% owned by the Sistema Venture Capital fund.

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