Hyundai is rolling out technology that will allow drivers to unlock and start their vehicle using only their fingerprint.
Hyundai will implement this technology in select markets first, before rolling it out globally. It is not confirmed if India will get this tech in the initial stages or when the global roll out happens. But we know that the 2019 Santa Fe is headed our way.
For the technology to work, fingerprint sensors will be installed on the door handles and ignition switch. This will allow drivers to not only unlock their cars without a key, but also turn on the engine.
The fingerprint technology will also help in offering drivers a customised driving environment. What this means is that once the SUV’s biometric system recognises the fingerprint of a specific person whose profile is stored in the system, the seating positions, connected car features and side-view mirror angles will automatically be adjusted to their preset settings.
- Fingerprint recognition can be used for lock/unlocking the doors, start the car, etc;
- Multiple users can register their fingerprint
- The system will be capable of setting the seats and side mirror positions based on driver profile
- To be rolled out in China-spec models first