APMA's Connected Vehicle Will Disable Drunk Drivers From Starting the Engine

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 24, 2014
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This connected vehicle can identify when its driver is drunk when it's still parked. A demo car showcased by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) includes an onboard breathalyzer in addition to a range of other safety-related features. This device will not allow an intoxicated driver to start the car.

The UNX Car Platform 2.0 powered Lexus RX350 also includes built in 4G, WiFi and mobile charging unit. Embedded sensors also allow for gesture controls that will affect music, temperature, seat positioning and other non-driving specific tasks. These sensors can tell if the driver is falling asleep at the wheel and will result in an audible warning. Meanwhile the external sensors of the connected vehicle can detect weather, other cars and nearby objects (including the presence of emergency vehicles) to alert the driver.