Table of Contents
International Journal of Vehicular Technology
Volume 2013, Article ID 901524, 13 pages
Research Article

Palm Personal Identification for Vehicular Security with a Mobile Device

1Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 41349, Taiwan
2Department of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China

Received 20 October 2012; Revised 15 February 2013; Accepted 1 March 2013

Academic Editor: Cheng-Min Lin

Copyright © 2013 Chih-Yu Hsu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Security certification is drawing more and more attention in recent years; the biometric technology is used in a variety of different areas of security certification. In this paper, we propose a palm image recognition method to identify an individual for vehicular application; it uses palm image as a key for detecting the car owner. We used mobile phone cameras to take palm images and performed a new identification approach by using feature regularization of palm contour. After identification is confirmed, the phone uses Bluetooth/WiFi to connect the car to unlock it. In our evaluation, the experiments show that our approach is effective and feasible.