Alcohol Detector In New Cars Within 3 Years

70lt1z28

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Not the seatbelt interlock tied to the ignition.
I meant these belts...
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The ones that slid back in a track when you closed the door. (Or... However they were activated.)
Passive restraints while they were still developing airbags.
 

danbrennan

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Oh, yes, I remember those things. I worked on a Chrysler system when I was at TRW. Luckily I never owned a car with them.
 

BonzoHansen

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why do they need an Alcohol Detector for when Cars will be driving themselves soon? With that being the case, there should be a Mini-Bar in every car!
I'm a big fan of unintended consequences. I'm sticking to my prediction that self driving cars will lead to increases in binge drinking, alcoholism and possibly domestic violence.
 

doug m

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we cant even get past the check engine light sensors or tire pressure sensors being worth a poo yet. but if the sensor lets us drive drunk at least we have a way out. suppose we will ever hear"it said i was sober"
 

biker

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After 30 years of seeing what a drunk can do behind the wheel, I applaud the effort. It won't be perfect at first, but like everything else, it has to start somewhere. The first airplane didn't fly across the Atlantic.

I get the cynical arguments, but with electronics getting to the level they are at now I'm hoping something fairly seamless and unobtrusive can be put into play.
 

mallard

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After 30 years of seeing what a drunk can do behind the wheel, I applaud the effort. It won't be perfect at first, but like everything else, it has to start somewhere. The first airplane didn't fly across the Atlantic.

I get the cynical arguments, but with electronics getting to the level they are at now I'm hoping something fairly seamless and unobtrusive can be put into play.
I wonder if that .08 will be adjustable somehow for jurisdictions that have different Impaired driving numbers. For example, my Canadian province is .04.
 

Lowend

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I'm a big fan of unintended consequences. I'm sticking to my prediction that self driving cars will lead to increases in binge drinking, alcoholism and possibly domestic violence.
I mean - we already have what are essentially self driving cars with Uber and Lyft. Three clicks on the cellphone and you're on your way home. It would be curious to see if there is a correlation between domestic violence and the rise of the app-based taxis. I know DUI's dropped significantly
 




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