The future of car security
Ford's Project mobii puts you in control
safe and secure
Thanks to a camera built into the dashboard your car will now be able to see you. But more importantly, it’ll see anyone who’s not you via its facial recognition software. Spying a stranger at the wheel, Project Mobii will snap a photo of them and send it to your smartphone’s Ford app, at which point you can approve or deny them permission to start the car at your leisure. Or, if it’s one of your youngsters you may choose to let them proceed while applying certain in-app driving restrictions, like a limited top speed and sound system volume. Kids running off with the keys will be a thing of the past.
it’s not rude to point
Project Mobii makes grasping for your vehicle’s controls - and possibly taking your eyes off the road in the process - a thing of the past. For example, if you have a sudden urge to feel the wind blowing through your hair, all you need to do is point at the sunroof and say “Open.” Mobii will recognise the gesture and command combination and your sunroof will do precisely that.
Project Mobii personalises the in-car experience for the driver, displaying driver-specific information like calendar, music and contacts. Should someone climb into the passenger seat, Mobii hides that potentially private information as a security measure. Plus, the system can differentiate between commands given by the driver and those coming from a passenger.