Apple was ahead of the times when it comes phone security. First it was the finger print to unlock your phone, now it’s facial recognition. But, other industries are catching up to the cellphone industry. Hyundai has just introduced the first car to operate by finger print. No keys are necessary with the Santa Fe SUV.
Hyundai plans to roll out this technology sometime in Q1 of 2019. They are claiming it’s the first time this technology is being used to not only lock and unlock your car, but to start it as well. Sensor are on the drivers door handle to unlock the car, and another sensor is on the ignition where the driver can touch to start the car.
In a press release, Hyundai says this technology will come on all their cars soon, “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.”
Consumers were hesitant to use the finger the printing technology when it first came out on the iPhone. And it’s normal to feel weary of finger printing technology on your car. After all, buying a car is one the top three biggest investments a person makes. But Hyundai says this specific finger printing technology is more advanced than other tech being used right now, and consumers shouldn’t worry in the slightest.
“The technology’s chance of misrecognizing another person’s finger print as the driver’s is only 1 in 50,000 making it five times more effective than conventional vehicle keys, including smart keys. Moreover, through real-time learning of fingerprints supported by ‘dynamic update’ system, the fingerprint system can continually improve its success rate.”