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    Siemans ID mouse, need I say more.
    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

  • #2
    has been discused thousands of times.

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    • #3
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17564

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      • #4
        thanks, just been and read it but it went nowhere, well as far as trying use/buy custom hardware.

        I still think the id mouse is the way, its cheap, available, and has windows software to interface to other programs.

        That can work both ways etc if it can talk to other software, other software can talk to it, but I am not a windows programmer so over to the others.
        Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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        • #5
          Haven't done a search yet, but this project would be MUCH easier and more reliable if the thumb print device itself was programmable, so it wouldn't have to be connected to the computer to work. You could just hook it up to the computer when you need to program your thumbprint into it, then from there, it just triggers a relay whenever it sees your thumb.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by XxAndyxX
            Haven't done a search yet, but this project would be MUCH easier and more reliable if the thumb print device itself was programmable, so it wouldn't have to be connected to the computer to work. You could just hook it up to the computer when you need to program your thumbprint into it, then from there, it just triggers a relay whenever it sees your thumb.

            That is the problem, these need to have a computer booted and running to be of any use, which means anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds to start your car. And, if there is a computer problem, well then you won't be able to start your car with out some sort of back up plan.

            But really, while perhaps no one has done it yet (which might be telling in and of itself) the idea has been talked about A LOT.

            Michael
            ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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            • #7
              Yes I can see waiting for XP to boot before starting a problem.......

              But once booted it would be a good trick, and I suppose thats it, its a trick not a feature.
              Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lez
                Yes I can see waiting for XP to boot before starting a problem.......

                But once booted it would be a good trick, and I suppose thats it, its a trick not a feature.

                How would the trick "go" or "work", Like, click your fob to turn off the alarm, walk to car door, open it,...then what. What are the steps int he trick?

                Michael
                ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                • #9
                  rather then having it start the car, how about you disable a timed sequence for killing the feul supply. If the car is put into gear (a relay controller board could sense this) then it could start a 1 minute shutdown sequence. If you dont press your finger to the board and get identified, then the realy controller could cut off your feul supply. Also, if you wanted to disable this functionality, it would be as simple as disabling that program/computer from running. If a thief gets into your car he probably wont know you have a computer in there right away.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Peoples
                    rather then having it start the car, how about you disable a timed sequence for killing the feul supply. If the car is put into gear (a relay controller board could sense this) then it could start a 1 minute shutdown sequence. If you dont press your finger to the board and get identified, then the realy controller could cut off your feul supply. Also, if you wanted to disable this functionality, it would be as simple as disabling that program/computer from running. If a thief gets into your car he probably wont know you have a computer in there right away.

                    What if the computer fails to boot?

                    Michael
                    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                    • #11
                      Same problem over and over, reliability of XP as a control app.

                      Still i will go with it, I have just wrote a vb app that sits on screen till a code is entered.

                      ID mouse software can watch for this app and if it sees the app running,it pops up a 'press finger to pad message'

                      You press finger to pad and it sends keystrokes to the app to enter the code and the app sends its relay command and quits.

                      If the pad wont work you can click on the buttons with the mouse to enter your password etc (very touchscreen friendly)

                      Been a good exercise in learning VB but not much use in car if the machine crashes etc
                      Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lez
                        Same problem over and over, reliability of XP as a control app.

                        Still i will go with it, I have just wrote a vb app that sits on screen till a code is entered.

                        ID mouse software can watch for this app and if it sees the app running,it pops up a 'press finger to pad message'

                        You press finger to pad and it sends keystrokes to the app to enter the code and the app sends its relay command and quits.

                        If the pad wont work you can click on the buttons with the mouse to enter your password etc (very touchscreen friendly)

                        Been a good exercise in learning VB but not much use in car if the machine crashes etc
                        That's cool.

                        Michael
                        ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                        • #13
                          if the computer fails to boot, then the feul supply wont be cut off
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                          • #14
                            yeah, good point. If the computer doesnt boot, there would be no software to disable to fuel supply.

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                            • #15
                              Exactly.. so if the computer fails to boot, fuel cut off (likely causing them to crash, as they've been driving frantically for a minute trying to get AWAY from the scene of the crime), if they're smart enough and saw the "enter password" creen, then saw the comp and car shut down, they'll rip out the computer and start up again and drive off. Kind of a silly idea.

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