Fortunately for car drivers who are prone to misplacing their keys, Hyundai Motor developed a fingerprint car starter that will let consumers open the door of a car and start the engine with the press of a finger.
The newly announced fingerprint recognition system from the South Korean automaker is designed to verify one's identity with pre-registered biometric data, so that authorized users are effortlessly able to start the car. According to Hyundai Motor, this system is the first of its kind in the world, as it will allow authorized drivers to not only open and lock car doors, but also initiate the vehicle's engine.
Some of the challenges faced when developing the biometric system included making sure fingerprints could still be detected in inclement weather, including hot summer days and intense snowstorms alike. This new system is set to be implemented on the newest version of the Santa Fe Sport, set to launch in China next year.