Bentley has introduced capacitive fingerprint sensor technology to the secure stowage in their Bentayga model. Mulliner, Bentley's personal commissioning team, developed the fingerprint scanner technology so it could be used on the high-pressure die-cast aluminium stowage unit located in the Bentayga's cabin. The stowage unit is discreet and not obstructive, making it the perfect place to store valuables such as smartphones or wallets, when you want to keep them safe and secure.
There are also two USB ports as well as an auxiliary socket, allowing you to connect and charge your mobile devices when they are in or out of the stowage unit, allowing customers to be able to continue accessing the Bentayga's considerable infotainment services.
Mulliner's Head of Technical Operations, Uday Senapati, commented: “The Mulliner Biometric Secure Stowage unit is hidden from view. We are incorporating the familiar capacitive fingerprint sensor technology from smartphones that can store multiple fingerprints, allowing the user to control who accesses their valuables.”
The purpose of Mulliner is to fulfil the desires of Bentley's judicious customers. They can complete any manner of personalisation requested of them, to give the customer a truly special and unique vehicle. One of the most recent examples of Mulliner's pioneering is the Mulsanne Grand Limousine, a one-metre stretch limousine with a private aviation-style seating configuration for the rear cabin. Another recent project by Mulliner is the Bentayga Field Sports, which consists of an installation in the rear to store all the necessary equipment on one's rural adventure; the ultimate accessory for those who like sporting in the countryside.
Mulliner was created in the 1500s; their original task was creating luxurious carriages that were horse-drawn. Fast-forward to 1923, where Mulliner displayed their work at the Olympia Show in London; a two-seater 3-litre Bentley, just four years after the Bentley brand came into existence. One of their defining moments came in 1953, with their creation of the R Type Continental. This iconic Bentley model went on to inspire the design of the current generation Continental GT. In 1957, Mulliner revealed the Continental Flying Spur, a unique four-door saloon built using the Bentley Continental chassis. After this history, in 1959, Mulliner became part of Bentley Motors where they set up new workshops in Crewe, Cheshire.