“The Apple patent details how authentication procedures such as Face ID can be used for user profiling as well as unlocking”
A recently published Apple patent has detailed the prospective procedure in which the company may use biometric authentication to validate processes related to vehicles. The patent details how biometric verification procedures may be able to suitably support key fobs to add a second authentication layer over the physical unlocking procedure. The patent, titled ‘System and Method for Vehicle Authorisation’, details the utility of such procedures, and explains how it can improve and personalise the overall in-car experience.
The Apple patent explains, “Typically, the key fob may provide a remote keyless entry system that provides access to the vehicle by unlocking the doors and additional functionality such as starting the engine. However, most conventional key fobs or keyless entry systems are single factor security systems that offer only a low level of security. Some conventional remote keyless entry systems are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks and other security issues. For example, the vehicle is unable to identify the person carrying the key or key fob, so anyone with the key fob can operate the vehicle.“