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Development Trends of Facial Recognition Patents for Automotive Applications

Development Trends of Facial Recognition Patents for Automotive Applications

The adoption of facial recognition in automobiles is still at the initial stage and the industry is still exploring and testing related technologies and usage scenarios. While vendors are excited about developing new products, applying facial recognition to automobiles needs to consider security issues and thus requires more validation and consideration. As a result, the number of use cases has remained low. This report provides insights into the development of facial recognition-related granted patents for automotive applications and offers a snapshot of facial recognition-based technology and application trends in the automotive industry.


  • DEVELOPMENT OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTOMOBILES
    • Widespread Use of Biometric Technologies in Automotive Applications
      • Table Biometric Recognition Technologies Adopted in Automotive Industry
    • Smart Cars Bringing New Opportunities for Facial Recognition
  • DEVELOPMENT OF FACIAL RECOGNITION PATENT APPLICATIONS
    • Patent Search
      • Table Patent Search Settings and Results
    • Trends in Patent Applications
      • US and Japan Jointly Hold Over 80% of USPTO Patent Grants
      • Majority of Assignees are Automobile Vendors
  • DEVELOPMENT TRENDS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATION AREAS
    • Applications Focus Mainly on Facial Detection
    • Majority of Patent Grants are for Security Purposes
      • 60% of Patent Grants Are on Driving Safety Enhancement
      • Driver's Attention Level is Enhanced
      • Potential Causes of Distracted Driving is Reduced
      • System Operation Enhancement as Another Key Development Focus
    • Other Applications
      • Entertainment
      • Employee Performance or Insurance Fee Assessment for Private Companies
  • CONCLUSION
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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