Lynk & Co’s Hybrid SUV First With Fingerprint Recognition

Start-up niche automaker Lynk & Co will use its 05 hybrid SUV as the first model to use fingerprint recognition for its infotainment system.

The car will feature Goodix’s fingerprint authentication solution making its first commercial public appearance. Its technology claims secured identification in the vehicle with a one-press log-in and access to customized driver profiles, settings, and smart locks.

While technical details about the new car are sparse, the 05 is a development of the 01’s platform and is expected to use hybrid powertrains. Pundits predict a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo-charged gasoline engine will feature on the entry-level model, while a PHEV powertrain based around that same engine unit should follow.

Its fingerprint system allows identification in the infotainment system to automatically adjust rearview mirrors, seats, lighting, air conditioning, digital cockpit, security and system parameters to a combination of preset settings. It also serves as a secure access to the glove compartment and trunk, prioritizing users’ privacy and security concerns. This solution also supports multiple user accounts to meet the needs of different car-sharing scenarios.

Dr Bo Pi, CTO of Goodix, said: “Automobile intelligence is a rising trend. Together we will advance innovative applications for connected and smart vehicles, serving to deliver more secure, convenient, and intelligent driving experiences to global consumers.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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