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Ford Vehicles Could Get Facial Recognition Entry System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a facial recognition entry system that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on November 21st, 2022, published on May 23rd, 2024, and assigned serial number 0166165.

Ford Patent Facial Recognition Entry System

The Ford Authority Take

In recent months, Ford has filed patents for a variety of ways we might be able to access our vehicles in the future, a list that includes ideas for enhanced contactless vehicle codes, a vehicle operator identification system, and a vehicular facial recognition system. Now, that list continues to grow, as this recently filed patent outlines an idea for a facial recognition entry system that may be used in future Ford vehicles, too.

Ford Patent Facial Recognition Entry System

In this case, Ford proposes using a camera-based biometric security system with an alternate authentication method available in the event that the primary method of biometric identification doesn’t work. If that is the case, rather than being locked out of one’s vehicle, they would be able to enter a secret code of some sort, giving them access to the vehicle.

Ford Patent Facial Recognition Entry System

While this is an extremely simple idea, it’s a potentially important one in the event that biometric identification systems are in fact one day used in vehicles. After all, these systems don’t always work as intended – in fact, there are plenty of occasions when facial recognition doesn’t function properly, which is often the case with government applications like Global Entry – but the repercussions of being locked out of one’s vehicle as a result would obviously be a frustrating and inconvenient occurrence. As such, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ford and other automakers utilize some sort of backup method such as this so that these types of things don’t happen.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford patent news, Ford business news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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