Driver Alcohol Detection System Closer to Becoming a Reality: Government

A driver alcohol detection system that would be installed in cars could be ready for production in five years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced.

The system would determine if a person sitting in the driver’s seat is intoxicated, without requiring them to breathe into an interlock device, Fox News reports.

Researchers are refining two technologies that will allow the system to focus solely on the driver, and isolate them from passengers who have consumed alcohol. One technology collects air from the driver’s breath and directs it to infrared sensors in the car, which can analyze the ratio of carbon dioxide to alcohol.

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