It’s no secret that America has a massive issue with drunk driving accidents, and that sadly, the problem doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon. There’s tons of reasons for why the fatal habit continues to occur in the states moreover other countries such as England, and there most people have access to cabs everywhere you look. In the states you can’t even find a cab service in small towns, they are only commonly utilized in major cities. They also have local pubs within walking distance in other countries, and in America you could easily be walking home more than 5 miles after a night of drinking; well that’s one way to sober up! Still, even with all of the resources and public awareness year after year, many who have had a few cocktails still take their chances by getting in their cars. There has to be a better way!
What about a breathalyzer that you must pass inside the car in order to start it? Guess you could always get someone else to breath into that and still drive anyway? Fox News has discovered the creators from the Driver Alcohol Detection System have been diligently working configure a car that has the ability to detect drunk driving. Their system would be factory installed and wouldn’t require the driver to breathe into the device. The device they are developing would collect air and position it towards an infrared sensor inside the vehicle that would have the ability to analyze how much carbon dioxide/alcohol is around the driver. Researchers believe by strategically placing them inside the car that they would have a way of accurately isolating the driver’s breathing versus the other passengers sat inside the car.
There is a second system also in the works that would operate like a touch screen. The driver would be required to touch this device in order to start the car, but an infrared beam would possess the technology to perform a tissue spectroscopy on the driver’s blood determining the alcohol levels. Pretty amazing stuff! Developers are hopeful that within five years, this technology will be appearing in cars and trucks to maintain a much safer roadway system for all involved.