This New Car-Embedded System May Prevent Incidents of Drunk Driving

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 10, 2015
References: dadss.org & detroitnews
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has unveiled its plans for two new sober driving devices that would prevent you from starting your car if you are intoxicated. The new technology is currently in the development stage, but these systems could prove to be a vital safety feature in the very near future.

The organization has unveiled two different prototypes devices for its 'Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety' technology. The first is a small breathalyzer that would be embedded either on the steering wheel or the driver-side door. This device would be able to detect alcohol on your breath, even if you weren't breathing directly into the breathalyzer. The second sober driving system is a touch sensor, which would be built into the ignition or gear shift. The sensor would measure your blood alcohol content and prevent you from starting your car if you were beyond the legal limit. Both devices would work in tandem to help curb incidents of drunk driving and keep the roads safe.