Forget The Club and car alarms. The latest method of fighting car theft is — wait for it — your butt.
Researchers at Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology have developed a car seat that carefully scans a driver’s backside to verify their identity before the car will start. Think of it as a fingerprint for your rear end.
While it might sound rather embarrassing, researchers insist the method is less intrusive and more convenient than current fingerprint and iris scan technology. And drivers don’t have to drop their drawers for it to work.
The system embeds 360 incredibly precise sensors within the driver’s seat, the foundation of a system that is 98 percent accurate, according to researchers.
But they didn’t address what would happen if a driver gained a few pounds in the gluteus maximus region.
Scientists hope the sensor-filled seats will start rolling off the ass-embly line in two to three years.
www.thedaily.com – Melissa Arseniuk