SMK Electronics and CAARESYS Partner to Develop Biometric Passenger Monitoring Technology

Electronics Corporation U.S.A.
(a division of SMK
: one of the world’s leading manufacturers of OEM remote
controls and electronic components), today announced a business
partnership with CAARESYS to develop automotive occupancy and biometric
detection sensors for inclusion in next-generation passenger occupancy

Through this collaboration, SMK Electronics and CAARESYS will develop
the world’s first biometric automotive sensors to deliver highly
accurate passenger sensing while remaining unaffected by vibrations in
the driving environment. New features compatible with the safety
standards for future vehicles include:

(1) Seat-belt reminder and child-presence detection system using
contactless occupancy detection sensor which detects human’s respiration
rate and heart rate.

(2) Highly accurate driver or passenger monitoring system using
contactless biometric sensor which measures heart rate, respiration
rate, and heart rate variability.

“The automotive in-vehicle sensor market (e.g., camera modules for
driver monitoring systems) is poised to significantly expand with the
coming of autonomous vehicles,” said Mr. Tetsuo Hara, Executive Vice
President, SMK Corporation. “In the self-driving scenario, sensing
occupancy is critical. But it will be equally important to know and
monitor passenger status through the use of biometric sensor
technologies. Working with partners like CAARESYS, SMK is pleased to
offer advanced automotive sensor solutions, powered by biometric
monitoring to improve passenger comfort and safety.”


Based in Israel, CAARESYS is a startup technology company that has
strengths in automotive specialized micro-radar segments. CAARESYS
possesses technology to construct sensors that enable highly accurate
sensing even in the driving environment by using low-cost,
general-purpose parts. Learn more at

About SMK Electronics

Electronics Corporation U.S.A.
is the U.S. division of SMK
, a world leader in the design, development, and
manufacture of OEM remote controls and electronic components. Through
its local Research & Development and Manufacturing facilities, in
coordination with SMK’s worldwide R&D and Manufacturing Centers, SMK
Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the U.S. Consumer
Electronics, Automotive, and Home Automation industries with
technologically advanced, robust, cost-effective products and solutions.
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Media Contact
Keith M. Roberts
SMK Electronics
Corporation U.S.A.
Mobile: (805) 312-5546

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