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Porsche and FogHorn demonstrate enhancements to vehicle security and driver experience

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Porsche looks to the intelligent edge during Startup Autobahn challenge to accelerate innovation and performance with real-time video analytics.

Developer of intelligent edge computing software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) applications FogHorn, has announced its completion of Program 6 of Startup Autobahn, the largest European innovation platform and accelerator connecting leading automotive organisations with promising startups.

FogHorn has partnered with sports car manufacturer Porsche during the 100-day challenge to develop a prototype of more secure means for drivers to access vehicles by leveraging real-time video recognition with multi-factor authentication (MFA) measures.

FogHorn has said that during the Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart, Germany challenge, Porsche sought to enhance the driver experience, while increasing vehicle security.

Drivers are able to enter their vehicle with real-time face detection and infrared video processing at the edge coupled with MFA via a device, such as a personal phone, without the need for a key fob.

Matthias Hub, IT Project Manager and Prototyper at Porsche said, ‘During this 100-day challenge we partnered with FogHorn to evaluate their capabilities of solving a persistent challenge in the driver experience of easier access to their vehicle seamlessly – without compromising on security.’

‘Through Plug and Play’s Startup Autobahn, FogHorn developed an innovative way for the automotive industry to leverage video analytics with edge computing to accelerate on board intelligence,’ added Chad Boulanger, managing director of EMEA, at FogHorn.


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