Hyundai Motor Company announced the world’s first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to not only unlock doors but also start the vehicle.
Hyundai plans to implement the technology initially in Santa Fe SUV model that is to be released in select markets on the first quarter of 2019.
Kia is introducing a range of lower costs, lower rate finance, scrappage incentives and free serving on various models.
The January incentive applies to models registered before the end of March.
Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn is facing a new probe into his affairs and links to a Saudi businessman after losing his bid for freedom after being detained by Japanese authorities investigating his income.
Fellow Nissan director Greg Kelly was arrested the same time but bailed and is now reported to have received a hospital examination for long-term medical condition, while French unions are pressing parent Renault for details of a Dutch company’s involvement with the car maker which have been revealed by the on-going probe around its former Nissan chairman.
Automotive designer and engineer, Professor Gordon Murray has been awarded a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2019.
The accolade is in recognition of his ‘services to Motoring’ after a lifetime of devising and delivering creative and ground-breaking projects in the motorsport and automotive sectors.