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    biometric to start car

    Hey,

    I've just started thinking about this, anyone have any ideas as to how it might be accomplished? I suppose the computer would have to be kept in hibernation mode, but I'm not sure exactly how you would accomplish starting the car when a specific fingerprint is scanned.

    any ideas?

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    you would need a low power computer running at all times, or at least a switch that would turn on the computer as soon as you put your thumb on the scanner. Also you would probably want to have a normal egnition somewhere in the car in case someone at a shop or something needs to turn it on when you aren't there. I have seen add-ons for computers that can do this for loggin on to your computer, I'm sure it can't be too hard.
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    Purely eye candy, but, How about a small piece of flexi plastic, with a thumb print on it.

    All it is connected to is a momentary switch behind the thumbprint picture. Also maybe wire up an Led behind the plastic, so it lights when you thumb it.

    Pure eye candy, but might look cool
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    ok, this wont boot the PC via biometrics but it will provide security via biometrics...

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    That looks nice.

    If a PC was suspended/ in hibernation, can you get Wake on USB as part of the Bios? That might be useful for that purpose.

    What the PC, then check the authentication.
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    Originally posted by Skraggy_uk
    That looks nice.

    If a PC was suspended/ in hibernation, can you get Wake on USB as part of the Bios? That might be useful for that purpose.

    What the PC, then check the authentication.
    well I think I can have the USB bring it out of hibernation, the hard part (IMO) is how to have it trip a relay or somthing that would start the car.

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    you could use a PC relay card. I could modify the software that I wrote to have a password for certain relays, which is how that biometric computer security stuff works I think.
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    Originally posted by wizardPC
    you could use a PC relay card. I could modify the software that I wrote to have a password for certain relays, which is how that biometric computer security stuff works I think.

    that sounds like it would work, could you give me ome more deetails, please email me at [email protected]

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    Wouldn't you need a computer on all the time for that to work?
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    Originally posted by B3AND1P
    Wouldn't you need a computer on all the time for that to work?
    what I'm hoping is to have the computer in hibernation/standby so it would wake up when the finger is scanned.

    Anyone know how those drunk driver breathalyzer car things works? I've seen it as a punishment for drunk drivers where the car won't start unless the breathalyzer passes.

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