We expect every smartphone we buy to feature fingerprint sensors nowadays but it looks like the technology plans to stretch out to more than mobile phones.
The Hyundai Motor Company announced that their latest SUV will feature fingerprint recognition technology. Their 2019 Santa Fe SUV, to be more exact, a vehicle that is set to go on sale in the first quarter of 2019.
The drivers will be able to unlock the car just by placing their finger on a sensor that will be located somewhere on the door handle. They’ll also start the car by placing their finger on a fingerprint reader button.
The technology can match the user with their driver preferences like car seat adjustments, entertainment system or side-view mirror angles.
According to Hyundai, the chance for the system to misrecognize another person’s fingerprint as the driver’s is only 1 in 50,000, which is about the same rate Apple gives to the Touch ID it uses on iPhones and iPads.
The Santa Fe SUV was showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China where the company also introduced the public to Hyundai’s own Voice Assistant, the DuerOS Auto. The DuerOS Auto was created by the Chinese search engine giant Baidu and allows the passengers to issue commands to the car for functions like navigation, weather, music or the radio.