Thursday December 27, 2018

Hyundai Reveals Smart Fingerprint Technology to Unlock and Start Cars

Hyundai has announced new smart fingerprint technology that will allow customers to unlock doors and start cars with their fingerprints. Hyundai says the technology is more secure than smart key technology as the chances of it making a mistake is only 1 in 50,000 which is 5 times more secure than conventional keys and smart keys. The system uses capacitance recognition which reads differentials in the fingertip to prevent forgeries and faked fingerprints. Also the system has real-time learning of fingerprints and a 'dynamic update' system to continually improve its success rate. The first Hyundai model to feature the technology will be the Santa Fe SUV that is to be released in select markets in 2019. The system will eventually allow for custom seat positions, connected car settings, mirror, and other settings based on the fingerprint of the current user.

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"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."