Hyundai will introduce fingerprint scanners into the new Santa Fe 2019 SUV.
The world’s first fingerprint technology in a vehicle will be introduced in the first quarter of 2019, in selected markets.
Drivers will merely have to place a finger on the sensor which is located in the door handle to be able to unlock it.
The encrypted fingerprint information will be identified and delivered to the fingerprint controller inside the vehicle.
It also allows the driver to start the vehicle by simply touch the ignition which also is also equipped with a fingerprint scanning sensor.
Hyundai also states that the fingerprint will hold additional information about what the driver does and doesn’t like and need able to customise the cabin as a result.
The vehicle will automatically adjust seating positions, connected car features, and side-view mirror angles according to the driver.
“In the future, Hyundai Motor plans to further expand the application of the technology to allow the adjustment of temperature, steering wheel position, and many other features which will be tailored to driver’s preferences” said Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Company.
“This will ultimately offer quality driving experience to each and every Hyundai customer.”
The South Korean automaker has addressed any potential concerns with the car’s security as a result of the smart fingerprint technology.
It uses capacitance recognition, which detects differentials in the electricity level in various parts of the fingertip, the fingerprint technology efficiently prevents forgeries and faked fingerprints.
Hyundai claims that the chance of the technology misrecognizing another person’s fingerprint as the driver’s is just one in 50,000.
This makes the technology fives time more effective as conventional vehicle keys, including smart keys.
The technology will initially be available in selected markets before being expanded into other markers over time.
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