New blood alcohol sensors could make cars shut down if they sense drivers are over the legal drinking limit

Blood alcohol sensor technology might cause cars to shut down if they sense drivers are over the legal blood alcohol limit, it has been revealed.

A video showcasing the technology that is being researched by the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) was published Thursday to YouTube.

Breath-based and touch-based sensors could be employed in vehicles…

  • Icebow

    This is getting silly. What if combined with Google driverless car?

    • Alain

      No kidding and just wait for the malfunctioning of said device, because it certainly will happen.

  • tom_billesley

    Outside bars, you’ll see people blowing up balloons and tying them off before they go into the bar.

  • FactsWillOut

    People who think that this is a good idea should be rounded up and shot.

    • Clink9

      With a ball of their own feces.

  • Brett_McS

    One could play havoc with a breath freshener.

  • mauser 98

    ……..think of the possibilities
    behaviour control re: restricted travel (a human right) , mileage carbon tax scam , insurance scam increase , higher maintenance costs , remote shut down & control

  • Blind Druid

    In about 75 years, when you are born, you will be injected with a subcutaneous chip that will hold all your personal data. The RFID within it will enable touch free payment for all purchases, everywhere. There will be no cash. The GPS module will enable constant monitoring of your position, plus the speed you are driving at. The biometric sensor module will disable your car, via satellite uplink, if you have been drinking or doing drugs. The indoctrination of the next three generations into accepting this technology will be intense, making pariahs out of those who fight back. By necessity, the penalty for removing these chips will be extremely severe. I have spoken.

    • Alain

      At the rate things are going it won’t take another 75 years.

  • Ezekiel 36 26

    Next, they’ll design it so the car locks itself with the intoxicated driver inside, calls the police and holds the driver until they arrive so he can be arrested for contemplating driving while under the influence. Don’t laugh, it’s not that far fetched in this ever increasing police state.

  • pike bishop

    Do you think I could just send the car out for a six pack & pizza?

  • ntt1

    will the car also sense if the driver is applying eye makeup or texting or of a certain ethnic group known for mechanical(windshield) blindness

  • slofty

    In before #driver_snorkling commences. “Were you diving?” will give ‘beer goggles’ a whole new meaning, too.

  • Hard Little Machine

    My state does this for people with certain DUI convictions who demonstrate a need to continue to drive. Should it be pre emptively used? I’m not sure. Since most DUIs are by people spend enormous amounts of time drunk driving and not getting caught.

    I’d much rather towns allow Uber to drive people around and to expand mass transit generally.