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Built-In Car Breathalyzers Have Been a Good Idea for Years. They’re Still Not Ready.

A steering wheel sensor ... can't start a car. In 2008 the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety began exploring existing breathalyzer technology and building prototypes to detect whether a drive... read more

The smart stick-on tattoo that can monitor your alcohol levels

The flexible patch can detect a person's blood-alcohol level from their sweat. It can even message doctors and even police if the wearer drinks too much. In the U.S., one person dies every 53 minutes ... read more

Coming soon: New car tech that won’t let your car start if you’re drunk

In most of the developed world, both roads and cars are getting safer and safer. In the US, driving-related deaths were down ... sensor, either on the ignition button or gear shift, that can scan your ... read more

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What's in a blood alcohol level?

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended the legal limit for driving drunk be ... A person may need medical attention with a blood-alcohol level under 0.2. Vital functions may s... read more


Alcohol detecting technology could save 10,000 a year from drunk-driving death: scientists

"This technology could ... legal limit of 0.08. The other is a start and stop button that will gauge each driver’s alcohol level with infrared light sent into the fingertip. The sensor will also detec... read more

NTSB calls for lowering blood alcohol limit, but is that the answer?

But is lowering the legal blood alcohol content limit that something ... bolstering existing drunken driving laws and technology that will make it so people can’t even start their cars if they’re lega... read more

Alcohol in blood damning piece of proof

MUMBAI: Janhavi Gadkar’s blood ... limit, seems to be the most damning piece of evidence against the lawyer who had to be extricated from the car crash site early on Tuesday, say criminal and forensic ... read more

Study Suggests Lowering Legal Blood Alcohol Level to .05 in All States

WASHINGTON — A new report suggests lowering the legal ... says. Blood alcohol content concentration depends on a number of factors, like the person’s weight, gender, and how recently they’ve eaten. Fo... read more

Drunk driving can make holiday season deadly

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, as many as 900 people nationwide could ... Alcohol Detection System for Safety. The system has in-car sensors that measure blood alcohol levels by breath or to... read more

QinetiQ: Cars won't start if you're drunk because they smell alcohol on breath

Other sensors measure blood alcohol content through the driver's skin and are placed strategically on the steering wheel and door locks. Should a driver be over the legal drink-drive limit then the ca... read more

Federal government wants to lower legal alcohol limit

In its 2016 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements unveiled last week, The National Transportation Safety Board again called on states to lower blood alcohol ... The change could mean ... read more

Support Grows for Alcohol Interlocks on Cars

No one is proposing a breathalyzer in every car. The auto and insurance industries are already involved in a cooperative research program to develop passive monitoring systems. Blood alcohol can be me... read more



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