Good news for people prone to losing their car keys. Someday soon, all you'll need to start the engine will be the veins in your finger.
Japanese electronics giant Hitachi is bringing its finger vein authentication technology to steering wheels, fitting them with a biometric reader that only starts the engine for drivers with recognizable vein patterns.
Veins can also be used as switches for the car stereo and navigation system, reports Pink Tentacle, as well as to identify driver preferences, such as seat and mirror position or air conditioner setting.
Hitachi's system--already used in ATMs, computers and cardless payment systems… Read more