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 |  Dec 24 2011, 2:00 PM

Remember when you thought that technology that recognized your finger print to open a car door or start your car was cool? How awesome would technology that started your car based on your butt be? We think it would be pretty kick-ass! (Get it? OK… nevermind.)

Researchers at the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo are working on a car seat that measures the precise contours and pressures of your bum, which can be used to identify a specific person. Featuring 360 separate sensors, the car seat is able to measure pressure from your posterior, and is able to identify a driver with 98 percent accuracy. Now that’s a number we can get behind.

The seat will be ready for use in about two to three years, and the researchers hope to work with Japanese car manufacturers to start adding it to new cars as a security feature.

[Source: Popsci]