For as long as there have been cars, there have been car thieves.
Despite the growth of kill switches, high-pitched alarms and various other devices designed to thwart the thieves, few things have worked.
Now, iris-scan technology is looking to make it far tougher for auto thieves to drive away with a new vehicle.
"We think users will get it quickly that this is really making their car secure," said Tom Malone, president of Voxx Electronics.
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Voxx Electronics, which specializes in mobile and consumer electronics products, has been working with EyeLock to develop a system that scans the iris of those in the driver's seat and will only allow the car to be started if the driver's iris is recognized.
"It's going to be used so the wrong person can't start your car and steal it," said Tony Antolino, chief marketing officer for EyeLock.