BMW Motorrad to Debut Facial Recognition


In line with the Bavarians’ drive to stay high of the heap for bike tech comes a press launch debuting BMW’s newest system for his or her bikes: iFace, or facial recognition software program. 

Utilizing 3D scan and infrared scanning expertise, iFace targets the inflated stats surrounding bike theft, together with “an iris-cornea comparability of the eyes for particular identification on the opposite” – and the entire system is linked to the authorities in case somebody makes off together with your new magnificence. 

BMW's iconic supersport: The S 1000RR. Media sourced from BMW.
BMW’s iconic supersport: The S 1000RR. Media sourced from BMW.

“In case of an tried theft, BMW iFace communicates with the eCall digital emergency service,” explains BMW’s press launch

“Not solely does the BMW Motorrad Name Centre obtain a corresponding message concerning the tried theft through a particular code, however the scan knowledge (face or eye scan) and the present geographical place knowledge are transmitted in parallel to the worldwide central database of the Federal Police authorities.”

A custom BMW R 18. Media sourced from BMW.
A customized BMW R 18. Media sourced from BMW.

“Our particular thanks go not solely to the Bavarian State Workplace of Legal Investigation however particularly to Giovanni Häberle,” enthuses Dr. Burkhard Hund, Head of Theft Safety at BMW Motorrad

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A view of a new machine being tested by Husqvarna. Media sourced from Dan Sutherland at MCN.

“Right this moment, a revered proprietor of a consulting agency for theft and housebreaking safety within the Stuttgart-Stammheim space, the Swabian, was a useful assist to us in creating this method due to his a long time of experience as knowledgeable automobile thief.”

With over three years of improvement and testing behind iFace (and Keyless Go complementing the tech properly), we’re anticipating the bikes pushed out later this 12 months to be a preferred addition to the proverbial storage. 

*Media sourced from BMW’s press launch and BMW*