Voice biometric pre-purchase enrollment for autonomous vehicles

  • US 10,464,530 B2
  • Filed: 01/17/2017
  • Issued: 11/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/17/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • an array of microphones to detect a user'"'"'s voice from within the vehicle;

    a processor; and

    a memory in communication with the processor and comprising computer readable program code that when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations comprising;

    receiving a voice command from a user via the array of microphones;

    determining a location of the user based on the received voice command;

    transmitting the voice command to an external server via a network connection;

    generating a first voice biometric match score based on the voice command by processing the voice command;

    receiving a second voice biometric match score based on the voice command from the external server via the network connection;

    comparing the first voice biometric match score based on the voice command with the second voice biometric match score based on the voice command;

    determining a user identity based on the comparison of the first voice biometric match score based on the voice command with the second voice biometric match score based on the voice command;

    based on the determined user identity, associating a user identification with the voice command;

    determining a user permission associated with the identified user based on the associated user identification and the determined location of the user;

    allowing access to one or more vehicle features based on the user permission, wherein the one or more vehicle features are associated with the determined user identity and the determined location of the user; and

    after allowing access to the one or more vehicle features, activating a vehicle function based on the voice command.

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