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Vehicle identification system using multiple NFC and SMART ID cards to validate authorization of the vehicle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240995D
Publication Date: 2015-Mar-17
Document File: 7 page(s) / 205K

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Abstract

Disclosed is to provide a mechanism by using NFC smart cards to both as a car key and a driver's license. With this disclosure, a driver needs to start his/her vehicle with one NFC smart card or NFC smartphone. Swiping this NFC card/phone allows a person to be validated if s/he is a registered driver, then mobilizes the automobile accordingly. If the driver cannot be authenticated for whatever reason the database (registry) shows, the automobile will not start (immobilizer).

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Vehicle identification system using multiple NFC and SMART ID cards to validate authorization of the vehicle

    1. Background: The Philippine Land Transportation System has a central registry of all registered vehicles and licensed drivers. However, the registry is not used to its full potential in preventing automobile related incidents.

    Proposed solution as an answer to the rise in car theft and the proliferation of unaccounted(unregistered)vehicles by providing a an authentication-driven device to mobilize an automobile.

Existing solutions are being implemented by individual law-enforcement agencies.

The Land Transportation Office executes random spot checks of suspicious vehicles and their drivers on main roads. The Philippine National Police also performs checkpoints focused on two-wheel vehicles to verify legit possession of motorcycles, while the Metro Manila Development Authority pulls over trucks and cargo vehicles.

    Currently, these efforts provide minimal deterrent but lack integration and further collaboration. The central registry of Land Assets and Registered Drivers are not used to full advantage to authenticate and deter illegal asset use. The current law enforcement setup is not proactive to prevent incidents.

    To start an automobile, a driver only needs a key. Regardless of whether s/he is a licensed driver, possession of the key empowers the person to use the automobile. The use of a Land Asset regardless of driver validation presents an accountability issue in the case of traffic incidents and asset theft.

    In this disclosure, NFC smart cards will be used to both as a car key and a driver's license. The following describes the nature of the NFC:

    -NFC is a derivative of RFID. Its unique features include two-way secure communication, quicker data transfer and larger data storage.

    -Smart Transport Systems across the world currently utilizes "smart cards" for secure access into paid areas of trains and buses. Thus, this proposal wants to apply the security concepts of NFC into individual automobile drivers.

    -This technology focuses on its near-field communication properties, making a more secure data transfer.

    -NFC's secure feature will be used as a profiling tool to authenticate a driver into his/her proper vehicle.

    -A second computer box will analyze NFC data to immobilize a vehicle to prevent unauthorized use.

    2. Description of the Disclosure : With this disclosure, a driver needs to start his/her vehicle with one NFC smart card or NFC smartphone. Swiping this NFC card/phone allows a person to be validated if s/he is a registered driver, then mobilizes the automobile accordingly. If the driver cannot be authenticated for whatever reason the database (registry) shows, the automobile will not start (immobilizer).

    The solution is based on these current problems:
-There is currently no control over drivers whether they are authorized to use an a automobile or not. This presents issues on accident liabilities.

    -High d...