Just when we thought we’d seen it all, Bentley drops one of the simplest yet smartest features.
It’s a lockable compartment—with a twist.
The Mulliner Biometric Security Stowage is its official name, and it’s ingenious. Bentley’s commissioning division, Mulliner, designed this crafty system, which takes the average cargo compartment and heightens its level of security.
Taking the convenience of fingerprint identification, a specific person’s fingerprint is required to open the lockable storage compartment.
The “discreet and unobtrusive locker” blends in with the design of the car, staving off possible break-ins.
It’s comprised of high-pressure, die-cast aluminum and is located beneath the armrest.
Thanks to this innovation, drivers will be able to feel more comfortable about leaving valuables behind such as a phone or wallet.
The Bentayga SUV is the first model to implement this amenity, and multiple fingerprints can be stored in the system to accommodate various drivers.
In the instance that technology fails, the box can also be opened with a small key.
This compartment is more than just a place to put your items, however; it also features two USB ports and an auxiliary jack, allowing you to simultaneously charge up your device.
The concept is brilliant in the simplest form, and it could be just the start of biometric technology making its way into cars.