Posted September 25, 2018 11:15:50 A couple of years ago, we wrote about a company called Bayer that wanted to make a biometric ID system.
They’d developed an idea to embed a fingerprint reader in a phone that could then be used to track an individual.
The idea was a lot of fun, but it was just a prototype at the time.
Bayer went on to become one of the most successful technology companies in the world, but its DNA was a bit too close to biometric systems, and the company had to rethink how it was going to keep up.
A couple months ago, it announced that it’s making a new biometric solution for cars, in the form of a device called the Bayer Autobiometric Device (BAD).
The idea is to make your car safer by taking the biometric identification process out of the hands of the driver.
The new system is still in development, and we still don’t know when the BADs will become available, but we can guess that they’ll be more like BIDIs, which are essentially a biometrics-based version of a fingerprint.
The BADs’ main selling point is that it doesn’t require a driver to use it, unlike the BIDI.
But the BAD is still a prototype, and it still doesn’t have a firm launch date.
The bad news is that Bayer is now offering a discount to customers who already own the BAD.
In a press release, Bayer said the new system will be available for preorder starting on September 25 and will cost $150, or about $10,000.
The company says it plans to begin mass production in the second half of 2018.