Japanese car manufacturer Toyota announced that it was developing an anti-drunk driving system to install in vehicles that could possibly lock the ignition. That follows news that Nissan Motors is working on similar equipment. Both manufacturers are trying to capitalize on a trend in the U.S. where states are passing laws requiring this type of equipment in the vehicles of convicted drunk drivers.
Toyota’s system is a hand-held breath test machine that is also equipped with a camera. The device measures alcohol consumption and photograph’s the driver’s face for identification purposes. The driver can either be warned or if the level of intoxication is high enough the ignition can be locked. Tests of the system are currently being run with truck maker Hino Motors.
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