Smart Cars Could Identify Drivers by the Way They Drive

After carrying out an experiment earlier this year, four scientists say that today’s smart cars collect enough data to identify drivers by the way they drive. The researchers’ experiment consisted of having 15 people drive a car around an isolated parking lot, and then along a 50-mile loop around the city of Seattle. Scientists used data from the car’s CAN bus Researchers collected data from the CAN bus, one of the car’s main components through which all the digital data passes through. A laptop was plugged into a hidden USB port underneath the wheel, included on most smart cars to allow for debugging and maintenance operations while at a service shop. The four researchers took the collected data and fed it into a machine learning system. They only used 90…


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