12 Car Seat sensorIf you think that the current slew of car security systems fail to impress you, this new car security system from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo might just do the trick. Some researchers have come up with a special seat that can identify drivers when sitting down. The seat is filled with 360 pressure sensors that can detect the weight distribution and area of contact that a person sitting on a chair would have.

According to experiment results, the seat managed to identify drivers with 98% accuracy. Talk about accurate! The research team are aiming to work together with car companies to commercialize the technology as effective anti-theft systems that should hit the market in two to three years. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

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