Ford unveil Mobii for heightened security

The Ford Motor Company has offered a window into the future of in-car technology, with the revolutionary Mobii offering a further level of security for drivers.

Not content with showing off its new V2V technology, Ford has now wowed the motoring industry with Mobii, a new in-car system that will feature facial recognition software as a means to reduce the risk of theft.

The feature will work by using a camera which is installed on the dashboard, taking a picture of any unrecognised driver that should sit behind the wheel. The car will forward the picture to the smartphone of the vehicle’s registered owner, allowing them to either grant permission to drive the vehicle or lock down the car completely. This will be facilitated through an official Ford app.

It will also allow the driver to set particular restrictions depending on certain people, such as a speed restriction for when other younger family members are driving.

Another interesting feature the technology will offer is hand signal recognition combined with voice commands, so drivers can interact with their vehicles without any distraction. An example of this is pointing upwards and saying ‘open’ to open the sunroof, meaning you are able to keep your eyes on the road.

While it is yet to be confirmed when Mobii will be made available in new Ford mobility vehicles and other conventional models, it does offer an example of the enhanced technology that drivers will be able to benefit from in the future.

To find out more about Mobii, or any other new technologies available from Ford, visit one of the official Ford dealerships operated by the Foray Motor Group today.

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