Hyundai's SUV features smartphone-style fingerprint sensors for unlocking and starting...

midian182

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Hyundai says the first vehicle to feature fingerprint recognition tech will be its 2019 Santa Fe that is scheduled to go on sale during the first quarter of next year. The SUV will only be available in select markets, starting with China.

Drivers can unlock the vehicle by placing their finger on a sensor—around three times larger than a smartphone’s—which is located either on top of or behind the door handle. The encrypted data is then sent to the fingerprint controller inside the SUV, unlocking the door if it’s a match.

Starting the vehicle involves placing your finger on the ignition button that contains an embedded fingerprint reader. Up to 5 people can register their prints, and the system can match the driving preferences—seating positions, mirror angles, infotainment system settings—to each person.

“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.”

Hyundai says the chances of the vehicle’s system, which uses capacitance recognition, misidentifying another person’s fingerprint as the driver’s is one in 50,000, making it five times more effective than conventional vehicle keys.

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Uncle Al

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So what are the odds that finger prints can be collected and sent back to China for whatever nasty things they might be planning? Before you say none, remember all the horror stories about optical scanners and where some of their images turned up ......
 

seeprime

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So what are the odds that finger prints can be collected and sent back to China for whatever nasty things they might be planning? Before you say none, remember all the horror stories about optical scanners and where some of their images turned up ......
Why would they go to China? The car company is HQ'd in Korea.
 
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Uncle Al

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Why would they go to China? The car company is HQ'd in Korea.
If you had ever been to China or dealt with one of their "companies" the answer would be obvious. They don't go after our trade secrets for the fun of it! No reason to think they don't do the same thing around the world, especially with any breaking technology ......
 

amghwk

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All the tech hacking world needs now is a finger-print replicating material to copy the fingerprints and apply them on printable plastic or rubber film.
 

Darth Shiv

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All the tech hacking world needs now is a finger-print replicating material to copy the fingerprints and apply them on printable plastic or rubber film.
Which already exists... fingerprints are public info. 99% of people don't wear gloves opening doors, touching jars, cups, mugs etc. It's just a dumb idea. Like retina scans. Your eyes are public. It's only a matter of time before this sort of security is completely useless.
 

toooooot

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People awake! Cut off fingers now a reality. Some crazy maniacs with hunger for luxury and Hyundai SUV will stop at nothing to possess this piece of engineering art. There will be fingers lost, mark my words!