Don't expect it to arrive anytime soon.
Genesis has been making waves with its new GV60. In the run-up to its launch, we've been promised quirky features like a spinning orb as a gear selector and even the ability to scan your face to unlock the vehicle. The Genesis GV60 is also set to become the world's first electric vehicle with wireless recharging capability, and features like these have made us more eager than ever to try the new crossover out. Sadly, it seems that we will all have to wait a little longer still, as a report from Korean Car Blog claims that these innovative new features still need a little polishing.
It's no surprise that these innovations are causing a bit of a delay, as they're highly advanced. The aforementioned face identification system uses a Near Infra-Red (NIR) camera to detect facial features even at night and can also allow for multiple driver profiles to be saved. Once you approach the car and unlock it with your face, the car will recognize that it needs to apply your chosen preferences, making it easy to change drivers without worrying about readjusting seating positions and other settings. A fingerprint identification system will also be introduced, with this set to make in-vehicle payments and the car's valet mode deactivation even more secure.
Genesis hasn't stopped there either and is reported to be adding more over-the-air (OTA) updates to the car. Previously, OTA updates were used only to upgrade features like the navigations system, digital cluster, and digital driver display but now, these updates will also revise and improve settings for major components like the suspension, braking, steering, and airbag systems. Sadly, while we know that the GV60 has been delayed, we don't know by how much. The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage is also likely to make speedy production tricky, but we'll report back on when to expect this tech-forward crossover as soon as we have confirmation from Genesis.