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Genesis GV60 starts at $58,890 and can use facial recognition to unlock the doors

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Genesis recently opened orders for their premium electric vehicle, the GN60. The premium electric vehicle, priced at $58,890, offers 30 minutes of free charging at Electrify America’s charging stations for three years.

Genesis, a premium brand from Hyundai, has decided for a while, sales in the United States will be limited. Initially the Genesis GV60 will only be available for purchase at select dealers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

This electric car will be available in two dual motor options, Advanced AWD and Performance AWD. It includes a feature called Face Connect, which will allow the driver to lock and unlock his vehicle using facial recognition.

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Reporting from Engadget (18/5), the GV60 has an infra-red camera so that it can scan the driver’s face in low light. There is also the use of deep learning technology to confirm the identity of the person.

Face Connect can register two drivers and support individual profiles for them. Using the facial recognition system, the GV60 can automatically adjust the head-up display, seat, steering wheel, rearview mirror and multimedia based on the person’s preferences and settings.

Several other premium features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bang & Olufsen audio, four USB-C ports, and fingerprinting are also present in this one-of-a-kind vehicle.

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The Genesis GV60 Advanced AWD has a 74 kW front motor and a 160 kW rear motor, which can produce 314 horsepower. Genesis says its 77.4 kWh battery can provide a range of up to 400 km.

The Performance AWD model, which starts at $68,980 (Rp1 billion), has the same battery capacity but offers a lower mileage on a single charge of 378 km. This is because the model is more powerful with 160 kW on the front motor as well. This electric car can produce 429 horsepower, increasing to 483 horsepower when boost mode is active.

The high-end model also supports the Genesis Digital Key 2 with ultra-wideband technology, which works with a compatible iPhone, Apple Watch or Samsung phone. The electric car also supports Apple Wallet and Samsung Pass, allowing owners to digitally share their keys with others.

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