Published on 15 Feb 2007
At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Rinspeed AG will once again exhibit one of their legendary concept cars: the "Rinspeed eXasis". The car is transparent and combines the latest materials with innovative design. Project partner Kaba has equipped the car with ultra-modern identification technology which represents a milestone in user-friendliness and process security.
Thanks to Kaba technology, the new concept car by Rinspeed can be used only by an authorized driver. What is more, the different functions may be adjusted to suit the individual preferences of each authorized driver. Kaba's new technology identifies the driver and makes the personalized user interface available. This means that every control element of the car is adjustable to the individual needs of any authorized user. The control elements are projected on a transparent, illuminated control panel.
Thanks to the technology presented by Kaba in the "Rinspeed eXasis", basically any device may be operated only by authorized persons. It will be activated by means of a chip integrated into the identification medium, which transmits micro-signals via the human body to a recognition unit. This enables personalized access combined with optimum userfriendliness. This Kaba technology opens up undreamed-of possibilities. Let us venture a look into the future: the number of car thefts drops dramatically, as cars equipped with the technology can only be driven if an authorized driver is sitting behind the wheel. Computers only work if operated by an authorized user; and such users only have selective access to their own personalized settings. Further, medicine cabinets can only be opened if the relevant control is touched by an authorized person; otherwise they remain locked. Households are made more secure for children because items such as cookers can only be turned on by authorized adults. Also, balcony doors and windows, selectively secured, cannot be opened by children.
With its contribution to Rinspeed's latest concept car "eXasis", Kaba has once again demonstrated its global technological leadership, and shown through a visionary system approach that access control is about much more than just opening doors and pressing buttons. Products based on the new technology may be available in 2008.
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