Hyundai Motor Company is all set to introduce world’s first smart finger touch technology with which driver can unlock doors and can even start the engine of the car. It is expected that this technology will arrive firstly in the new SantaFe SUV, which is set to release in the first quarter of 2019. Initially, this technology will be available in Chinese market. The new technology will not only provide protection to the owner, but this new feature can also adjust preferences according to the user with fingerprint data.
Albert Biermann, president and Head of Research and Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Company 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 quality driving experience to each and every Hyundai customer’’.
In the new finger touch technology, the driver will have to place his/her finger on the sensor panel located on the door handle where the encrypted fingerprint will get identified and open the door. Once the registered user gets access to enter the car, the environment also changes as per the matching fingerprint information including seating position, side-view mirrors and other connected features. Hyundai further plans to integrate temperature control and steering preferences to it as well.
On the inside, the driver can also start the engine of the car by placing the registered finger on the panel.
The company even claims that the new feature will have an error rate of 1 in 50,000, which is equal to Apple’s touch technology. Moreover, through real-time learning of fingerprints supported by ‘dynamic update’ system, the system can continually improve its success rate.
Hyundai will be launching this technology in the new SantaFe in the Chinese market and gradually in other markets and line up of cars along with improved success rates.