[WORLDKINGS - Ideastime] Daily Highlights 12 May 2023 – Drivers Can Now Use Just Their Face & Fingerprint To Step Into This Electric Car


(Wcsa.world) As the world moves toward smarter, more intuitive electric vehicles, manual key fobs will soon become a relic of the past. At the given moment, drivers can use anything from cards to mobile applications to unlock their cars’ doors.

To bring this trend a step further into the future, Genesis has unveiled its latest GV60 vehicle, which boasts the ability for owners to step into the driving seat just by using facial or fingerprint recognition technology.

The luxury arm of the Hyundai group recently introduced ‘Face Connect’ and Fingerprint Authentication System’, two technologies that offer drivers the convenience of forgoing a car key altogether, relying on the vehicle to recognize one’s face to lock or unlock its doors.

Upon touching the door handle, the vehicle’s camera whirls to life, analyzing the unique facial features—including the contours of a face and specific facial landmarks—to instantly determine if its owner is present.

To make the system even more useful, Genesis has equipped it with the ability to pre-register and recognize multiple profiles, so that families sharing a single vehicle can use the facial recognition feature with more than one driver.

Face Connect’s customizable offerings extend to the interiors of the car. As it identifies the individual present, the system will automatically adjust the driver’s seat, steering wheel, side mirrors, and infotainment settings based on the particular driver’s preferences.

As a backup, the Fingerprint Authentication System is located next to the gear selector so the car can be started up without the need for a key. Similar to technology on a smartphone or laptop, drivers can use fingerprints to authenticate in-car payments as well.

Naturally, with cybersecurity becoming more pertinent than ever, individuals may not feel completely comfortable storing their biometric data in their cars. Genesis assured customers that such data will not be shared with the cloud and will be kept heavily encrypted within the vehicle.

“This application of facial recognition and biometric technology on the Genesis GV60 is bringing not just Genesis but the entire industry into the next generation of motoring,” remarked Andrew Pilkington, Managing Director of Genesis Motor UK.

According to newatlas

Yun Ruan (Editor) - World Creativity Science Academy - WCSA