SEOUL -- Genesis, the luxury brand of South Korea's Hyundai auto group, has introduced new driver-friendly technologies such as a fingerprint authentication system and "Face Connect" that allows vehicles to recognize human faces, open and close doors without a fingerprint authentication system using a smart key.
Genesis will apply new technologies to its first electric sport utility model, GV60, which will be released soon. The Face Connect system features a near infra-red camera to ensure face recognition performance under any circumstances. During dark and cloudy weather, the system can clearly detect whether a face is pre-registered.
After identifying the driver through face recognition and syncing with their profile, Genesis said the vehicle can automatically adjust the driver's seat and steering wheel based on stored preferences. A head-up-display, side mirrors, and infotainment settings will be adjusted based on the driver’s customized settings.
The technology will even liberate drivers from the need to carry keys with them all the time, Genesis said, adding that even If the smart key is left in the car, the driver can enjoy outdoor activities. Up to two faces can be registered for each vehicle, and new profiles can be registered conveniently using a voice assistant. Registered faces are encrypted and safely stored in the vehicle without security risk, and can be deleted at any time.
The fingerprint authentication system allows drivers to have complete control of their vehicles based on biometric information without smartphones or smart keys. Drivers can start and drive their car using fingerprint recognition.
PIN code access can be replaced with fingerprint authentication for in-vehicle payments. Genesis expanded the scope of OTA software update, which has been used to wirelessly update certain features such as navigation and digital cluster, to enable additional software updates on major electronic devices including an electric vehicle integrated control device, suspension, brakes, steering wheel and airbags without visiting a service center.
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