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Outstanding invention for absent-minded people: fingerprint lock in Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

12/26/2018
About to be late and forget the key, it’s not a problem with the Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 as you now can use fingerprint lock.

The Hyundai automaker recently has introduced a breakthrough technology in their latest vehicle - the Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 whereby doors and ignition button won’t be handled by keys as normal but fingerprints. This is a great invention for absent-minded individuals. Instead of relying on the knowledge of how to unlock your car with a tennis ball, now you have no need to be worried about forgetting your key somewhere and have to dread miles home to get an alternative.

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 – the new hope for forgetful people

At an auto show held in China last week, the Korean car manufacturer unveiled this new technology, in which the fingerprint readers were designed to withstand severe weather including sun rays and the freezing temperature, and will be integrated in the HyundaiSanta Fe 2019’s door handles.

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Fingerprints – the technology of the near future

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Fingerprints are about to be used for starting the engine

Of course, like any smartphones at this time, drivers need to register the fingerprints to get the full control over the Santa Fe's system. And if it’s a shared car, all the drivers must do this task, and depending on the fingerprints of each driver, the vehicle will automatically modify seat positions and the rear-view mirrors’ angle automatically learnt or manually set up.

Hyundai engineers will also add some customized features such as humidity, temperature, and steering settings, but these will only come in the future.

At present time, the Hyundai corporation wants to launch this tech for the Chinese market only and it’s predicted that Chinese people can own the car in the first three months of 2019.

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