New Hyundai car unlocks with fingerprints
21 December 2018 14:58 GMT

South Korea's biggest carmaker by sales, Hyundai, has showcased an upgraded version of the Santa Fe sport utility vehicle in China that features a fingerprint system, which allows drivers to open and lock doors, or even start the engine without keys.

The car can be programmed to recognise the fingerprints of multiple people and automatically adjust the seat position and angle of the rear view mirror based on their personalised settings.

In terms of safety, Hyundai said the SUV is the first in China to adopt the company's rear occupant alert system, which utilizes ultrasonic sensors to detect movements of children in case they are left behind.

Hyundai said such top-notch features will help improve its brand reputation in the Chinese market, eventually leading to improved sales of SUVs in China.

The car is equipped with the Baidu Duer voice recognition system as well as a wireless smartphone charger.

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