BMV new facial recognition rules for license photoSubmitted by CptDave on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 07:57
As reported on WISH (indiana) news this morning. If you plan on getting a new driver's license photo, you will not be allowed to smile, wear glasses...as well as other restrictions.
Edited by Andrew Bonner
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - When you get a new driver's license at the BMV, there will be no smiling -- at least not in front of the camera. The new facial recognition software used at all BMV branches place smiling among several restrictions.
The security software is designed to protect customers from identity fraud. For it to work optimally, customers are told no smiling, no glasses, no hats, no scarves and no hair in the face.
"It looks at the permanent physical features of the face and it compares that against a database to see what kind of a match there is," said BMV Spokesman Dennis Rosebrough. "You want to make sure you have a good, clean, crisp clear view of the permanent physical features."
BMV officials said Indiana is one of 22 states that use the recognition software. The program can measure the distance between eyes, width of a nose, length of the jaw line. Together, the measurements create a unique face print. rest at link and feel free to leave comments here: ..... http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/New_BMV_rules_require...
Found this interesting article from 2002 on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) http://www.reason.com/news/show/28550.html