Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System

“Precise Biometrics also indicated that it’s working with Dreamtech, a Korean engineering firm that develops module components for a range of products including cars, mobile phones, and home appliances.”

Precise Biometrics Tech to Feature in New Hyundai Car Unlock/Ignition System

Precise Biometrics is playing an important role in one of the more high-profile examples of biometric innovation in the automotive industry. The company has revealed that its fingerprint algorithm software is going to be used in a forthcoming Hyundai car.

Precise Biometrics didn’t specify which car models would use its technology in announcing the project, but presumably it’s referring to one of the forthcoming 2019 Santa Fe models; Hyundai revealed toward the end of last year that it was planning to incorporate fingerprint recognition technology into the door lock and ignition of one of these models, and in announcing its involvement Precise Biometrics indicated that its technology would be used in a system that will “allow drivers to unlock the door and start the engine using their fingerprint.”

Precise Biometrics also indicated that it’s working with Dreamtech, a Korean engineering firm that develops module components for a range of products including cars, mobile phones, and home appliances. The latter has integrated the Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm software solution into a fingerprint sensor module developed for Hyundai. It isn’t yet clear if a sensor hardware maker is also involved.

In any case, the integration is a positive sign for Precise Biometrics as it continues its efforts to expand its business activities beyond a volatile mobile sector. It’s also a further indication of the increasing convergence of biometric and automotive technologies as a growing number of vehicle and automotive components makers seek a competitive edge with biometric recognition and authentication systems.