of National Transportation Safety Board All new cars in the U.S. have alcohol detection system This will prevent the owner from driving while intoxicated. On Tuesday, the agency will report US automakers have cited the need to install passive monitoring systems, which could be available as early as 2026.
These passive systems have little in common with the devices most people associate with in-car alcohol detection.no handheld breath detector Also, there is no set of calibration tests. The “non-invasive” technology that the NTSB calls for will be fully integrated into the new model. It’s basically a series of sensors that monitor the alcohol concentration in the air exhaled by the driver, and other touch-based sensors that use light to read the blood alcohol concentration.
Air sensors can be mounted on the steering column behind the steering wheel and touch sensors can be integrated into the start/stop buttons. These systems automatically test for unsafe alcohol levels and restrict or prohibit the driver from operating the vehicle if the driver is found to have a disability.
aaccording to Associated PressdDUI technology development has been ongoing since 2008, with research and funding primarily from NHTSA and a group of automakers. The joint effort culminated in a group called Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety or DADDS.that’s why car news report.
of Father According to the NTSB, the technology could be approved by U.S. automakers by 2024 and appear in new vehicles just two years later.
this The tech is a lot less clunky than I thought it would be. Although road deaths are declining according to the latest reports, drunk driving remains a big part of the problem, accounting for about 30% of all road deaths in the United States.
according to APs, 11,654 people died in alcohol-related accidents in 2020. This is a 14% year-on-year increase in 2019. NTSB is crash In 2021, he killed 2 adults and 7 children in California over 28 years.An old drunk driver crashes an SUV into a Ford F-150.
The drunk driver, who was driving between 88 and 98 mph after a New Year’s Day party, drove into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a truck. The truck caught fire and bystanders were unable to contact passengers who were not killed in the crash.His 7 children who were in the truck were between the ages of 6 when he was 6 and 15 Year.
At the time of the accident, the driver of the SUV had a blood alcohol level of 0.21%, nearly three times the state legal limit. According to the NTSB, this is the kind of accident that DADSS technology could help prevent.
However, the NTSB has no regulatory authority and only recommends that passive alcohol detection systems be installed in new passenger vehicles. The NTSB will pass the recommendations to NHTSA, who will have to decide by November 2024 whether to make alcohol detection systems mandatory.