It used to be that a key would open a vehicle and then turn the ignition. More recently, things were made a little easier by modern fobs, which would allow the driver to pull open the door and simply press a button without even having to remove the fob from their pocket. Now, however, Hyundai is in the process of developing fingerprint technology that would make any sort of key or fob completely unnecessary. All a driver would have to do is press their finger against a fingerprint sensor and the vehicle would unlock and/or start.

This is a good thing not only for security, since a fingerprint is the sort of key that only pre-programmed drivers can ever obtain, but it also is convenient since drivers would not have much reason to carry around keys at all. Perhaps even better, there would never be any keys to lose.

For now, Hyundai is planning to debut this tech on the latest version of Hyundai Santa Fe, set to debut here at Hall Hyundai Elizabeth City in the next couple of months. However, there is every reason to believe it could spread to other Hyundai cars and be utilized in entirely new ways.

"In the future, Hyundai Motor plans to further expand the application of the technology to allow the adjustment of temperature, steering wheel position, and many other features which will be tailored to driver's preferences," said Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research & Development Division of the Hyundai Motor Company. "This will ultimately offer quality driving experience to each and every Hyundai customer."

As soon as this new Hyundai Santa Fe finds its way to our building, we will be happy to host test drives so you can see up close how convenient this new technology is!
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