Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: New Anti-Drunk Driving Technology

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed two prototype vehicles that could potentially save thousands of lives each year. The vehicles are the first of their kind to be equipped with advanced alcohol detection technology that would prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver has had one too many drinks. The prototypes are part of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program, a collaborative research partnership between the NHTSA and automakers aimed at reducing drunk driving accidents and fatalities. The new technology is designed to be unobtrusive, easy to use and highly accurate. Vehicles would be equipped with special touch pads that can instantly measure whether the driver has been drinking. The sensors could be located on the steering wheel, the ignition start button or both. The touch-based technology uses infrared light to measure the alcohol content in tiny blood vessels in the driver’s finger or palm. Researchers are also

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