In order to help those who have had too much to drink get home safely, software developer Val Laboratory recently added a 'Drunk Mode' to its Ekisupaato railway navigation app.
When one downloads the app, users have the chance to set their home station. From there, Drunk Mode can be activated with a single tap, which uses a smartphone's GPS system to identify the closest possible station, the time at which the train departs and the route home. This new app feature saves a user from having to do any typing, with the developers stating: "It’s for people who’re comfortably drunk, not for people who’re totally hammered."
To deter drinking and driving, easy-to-use apps like these are essential for providing safe, alternative means of transportation home.