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New Mazda CX-60 Uses Facial Recognition to Automate Driver’s Seat Position

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The Mazda CX-60 SUV debuts a new facial recognition technology enabling drivers’ seating positions to be automated. The steering wheel and seat even move out of the way to make getting into or out of the car even easier.

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According to Mazda, the Driver Personalization System, as it’s called, uses an onboard camera to detect the driver’s eyes, and then can automatically adjust the seat, steering wheel, head-up display [HUD] and door mirrors to match the driver’s eyeline for a suggested optimal driving position.

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The system has the ability to recognize up to 6 drivers and adjust a large number of settings beyond just seating. Mazda says that more than 250 adjustments and settings stored in the car are changed, meaning the preferred air-conditioning & audio settings etc will also auto-adjust to drivers’ preferences. However, the Driver Personalization System isn’t standard in all CX-60 models, but comes with Homura or Takumi trim levels, otherwise its an optional extra as part of the Comfort Pack for those purchasing the lower-spec trims.

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The CX-60 is Mazda’s first ever plug-in hybrid that pairs a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 17.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack for a total of 323 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

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