Thursday, January 4, 2007

It's a brave new car

Go easy on the Scope:

Toyota Motor Corp. is developing a fail-safe system for cars that detects drunk drivers and automatically shuts the vehicle down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol consumption, a news report said Wednesday.

Cars fitted with the detection system will not start if sweat sensors in the driving wheel detect high levels of alcohol in the driver's bloodstream, according to a report carried by the mass-circulation daily, Asahi Shimbun.


Little Big Man said...

How long before the government passes a law requiring all cars to be outfitted with this (expensive?) technology?

Ayn Steyn said...

I'd seriously give it five years. After that there will probably a similar device to detect marijuana usage as well.