People will be able to buy vehicles built in fingerprint readers very soon. It would allow them to unlock doors and start the engine of the vehicle. The technology will be offered initially on Hyundai’s 2019 Santa Fe SUV. The company hasn’t yet announced that this feature will be offered in which selected markets in the 1st quarter of 2019. Fingerprint sensors will be placed on door handles and on the ignition button. Hyundai also said that it’s much more secure than a traditional car key.
The auto-manufacturer firm pointed out that the chance of mistaking another person’s fingerprint as the actual driver’s is 1 in 50,000, making it five times more effective than traditional vehicle keys, including smart keys. The more the sensor is used, the better it will get at detecting the driver’s digits and ensuring it is the right person attempting to access the vehicle.
Unlocking and engine start features have just a couple of advantages of the fingerprint technology. It can also be used to create profiles for different users. It allows the vehicle to automatically adjust seating positions, connected car features, and side-view mirror angles to fit according to the requirements of the driver. Head of Research & Development Division of Hyundai, Albert Biermann said that there are more 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.