Fingerprint acknowledgment technology has been in mobile phones ever since Apple presented it in its gadgets back in 2013. This 2019, the tech is creating the big leap into commercial cars, by the use of Hyundai Santa Fe’s upcoming model.
South Korea’s largest automaker proclaimed for the current week that the 2019 Santa Fe will have the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that will enable the vehicle’s owners to unlock and start the car. As such, the vehicle will have two separate sensors – one on the door handle, and one on the start button.
Users simply need to put their fingertip on the sensors placed on the door handle and the ignition to open and start the car, removing the chance of being locked out of the vehicle.
The technology – which will launch in Spring – is updated all the time in an offer of maximum security. This marks the first time such technology has been used on vehicles, according to the firm.
The South Korean brand says this level of security is multiple times more effective than regular or smart keys.
According to Hyundai, the 2019 Santa Fe will feature a fingerprint reader on the door handle that unlocks the vehicle without a key. Once inside the vehicle, a rapid finger press on the ignition fingerprint reader starts the vehicle.
This system will also use the driver’s recorded fingerprint to recognize who is behind the wheel and adjust the seat and mirrors to that driver’s liking.
Hyundai aims to develop the technology even further.
In an announcement, Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor’s president and head of research & development, said, “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.”
“This will ultimately offer a quality driving experience to each and every Hyundai customer.”
As a safety measure, the technology includes capacitance recognition, which detects the electricity level in diverse parts of the fingertip – this averts fakes and forged fingerprints.
It will feature capacitance technology that detects different electrical flows in the fingerprint to make sure it is the real deal. It also has a misrecognition proportion of 1-in-50,000, making it more dependable than the present smart keys.
The system also learns the more times you use it, so with each swipe of your finger, the probabilities of it misrecognizing another print becomes less likely.
The hi-tech feature is set to be relevant to the Hyundai Santa Fe seven-seat SUV in select markets — most probably China — in the first quarter of 2019 before slowly getting bigger to others nations.
Hyundai launched the new Santa Fe in Australia in the second half of 2018 with the big family SUV bringing revised styling and increased security tech.
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