Toyota has released some more details regarding its upcoming Toyota Land Cruiser model that reveals the vehicle will come equipped with biometric authentication by way of a fingerprint sensor.
The new 2022 300-Series model isn’t expected to be released to the American market, but a recent report from AutoBlog notes that the tech featured in the Land Cruiser is likely to be found in the company’s Lexus LX version, which will see a U.S. release.
The aforementioned fingerprint sensor — which will be the first of its kind for Toyota — will be housed in the Land Cruiser’s keyless start ignition button. Additional tech on board will come in the form of a 9″ infotainment screen in the standard model, while the GR Sport edition will feature a larger 12.3″ version.
Cameras located beneath the body of the vehicle also allow its on-board system to display an underbody view to offer an all-around vehicle display for drivers.
Though this is the first time the Japanese car maker is bringing biometric ignition into one of its vehicles, the Tokyo-based company has not shied away from putting cutting-edge tech in its cars in previous years.
2017 saw Toyota set a record for data download speeds in a moving vehicle when one of its models was able to stream 4k video with downlink and uplink speeds of 1Gbps and 600 Mbps respectively, while traveling at a speed of 30 km/h.
More recently, in 2019 the company launched an LQ concept car featuring its own AI-driven assistant, nicknamed ‘Yui’. An AI assistant, Yui was designed to read the driver’s biometric signs and use that data to deliver a personalized driving experience.