A project led by Antolin and carried out in partnership with Biometric Vox and supported by electronics supplier AED-Vantage, has developed a voice-activated Vehicle Access System.
Using voice biometrics, the system can identify a person’s voice by analyzing a series of biometric parameters. Once the vehicle has identified the driver’s voice, several features can be delivered.
These include opening and starting the car’s engine without the need for a physical key; the provision of customized driver’s settings, such as mirror or seating positions; or the occupant’s favorite music being played upon entering the car.
Unlike physical keys which can be stolen or replicated to gain access to a vehicle, biometric parameters are unique to each person’s voice, meaning it cannot be altered to enable an unauthorized person to enter the car. As a result, a higher level of safety and security is provided.
The technology developed by the pair was integrated into an Exterior Vehicle Access System created by Antolin and shown at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The access system consists of a combined software and hardware solution which can be integrated into the driver’s door or any other external surface on the vehicle.
In addition to voice recognition, the system includes several other authentication methods such as facial or fingerprint recognition, the option of a digital key via a smartphone or a PIN code. These additional systems allow for double authentication if required.