India’s automatic doors are in crisis and it’s not a new issue.
India has some of the world’s most advanced auto doors, but the latest issue of India Today says the problem is a result of the government introducing a new technology that’s been widely criticised.
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India Today reports that the latest technology is called automatic doors, and the new technology has been introduced in several states in India.
In order to open the doors, a device called a keychain needs to be inserted in the car.
The keychain contains a fingerprint scanner that will be linked to a phone app that can unlock the door with the driver’s fingerprint.
It also uses voice recognition, which India Today explains is used to identify a vehicle’s occupants.
This technology has also been widely praised in the US, and it has been adopted in the UK and France, as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
However, this technology is not yet fully implemented in India, and so the issue is not just limited to one state.
In New Delhi, for instance, the driver who has been using automatic doors for more than two years has already had his car’s doors disabled, leaving him to rely on the doorbell to open them.
India’s new technology was approved by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and the NHAI will take over the system in 2020.
The NHA, which has been a leader in auto safety and has been involved in other auto safety initiatives, is expected to begin rolling out automatic doors later this year.