You will find below cars, most often containing a
In some cases, I really don't know if the fingerprint reader of the concept car is a real one,
sometimes, it is looking very strange ;-)
Non fingerprint-based cars are at the end of the page.
See also some add-on material, mainly for cars
- (1999) Honda
FCX Card ignition key and fingerprint ID system on steering wheel. [Tokyo Motor Show 1999] / Again in 2005 with the FCX concept.
- (2000) Chrysler
300 Hemi C concept car. Where is the fingerprint sensor? Close to the ignition key?
A fingerprint scanner hooked up to a tiny camera provides added security,
important in any vehicle and especially in a soft top convertible.
The vehicle will not function if the driver's fingerprint and picture don't match
the system's information.
- (2017 Jan) Chrysler shows the Portal, a concept car with voice and face recognition at the CES.
- (2000) Cadillac
A special "e-lock" security system opens and locks the vehicle using fingerprint recognition
- (2001 Jan) Volvo
SCC (Safety Concept Car)
with a fingerprint reader in remote control unit (the Volvo Personal Communicator VPC),
sensor from Fingerprint Cards
Audi Nuvolari / concept car / glovebox
- (Jul 2002) Audi A8: One-touch memory / Siemens VDO, Infineon fingerprint sensor.
- Audi A8 starting with a fingerprint sensor.
- (2007) The Audi S8 still offers the same fingerprint sensor.
Suzuki Concept-S / concept car
- (2002 Sep) Suzuki Concept-S
Suzuki "Sea" Forenza Wagon / concept car
- (2005 Oct) "Sea" Forenza Wagon with the SmartPass Pro biometric technology
for locking/unlocking the doors.
A fingerprint reader is on the back door:
I wonder which sensor it is, a round fingerprint sensor is quite uncommon!
- (2002 Mar) Bertone Novanta concept car with an optical fingerprint reader from
Green Bit located in the central console.
- (2005 Oct) EcoRacer concept-car with a fingerprint sensor in the shift gear.
- (2008 Aug) Citröen shows the C6 Palas at the British Motor Show with a fingerprint sensor to access email.
- (2010 Feb) Opel unveils a concept car, the Flextreme GT/E, with a fingeprint sensor.
A rather unusual application in a car: using the iris as biometric trait.
- (2020 Jan) Gentex.
Since 2017, Gentex shows at the CES iris recognition for cars in the rearview interior mirror.
- (2005 nov) Hitachi demonstrated at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show
a sensor positioned behind the door handle that uses near-infrared light
to recognise the pattern of veins across the back of a person's fingers.
The handle is designed to guide a driver's hand into the same position each time
they open the door, ensuring the finger veins are in the same place for each reading.