Christian Schenk, senior vice president of product strategy and market growth at XRS, Eden Prairie, Minn., pointed out how the cameras on mobile devices can be used to facilitate system logins.
“On our Android platform right now, customers with certain Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy S III, can use facial recognition software to log in,” Schenk said.
“There are advantages to using facial recognition. If a driver doesn’t have enough hours to haul a load, the system will recognize that and prevent a login,” Schenk said. “We can also use it as a reliable source for allowing a driver to start the engine. This means that we can ensure that only John Smith operates tractor 261 on Tuesday. Of course, it also saves time. We want to make life easier for the driver. It’s a small token, but being able to just hold the phone up to your face instead of logging in every day saves the driver a little bit of time.”