Toyota developing anti-drunk driving device


Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has revealed that it is developing an anti-drunk driving gadget that would automatically lock the ignition of a vehicle if high levels of alcohol are detected in the driver.

The system features a handheld unit containing both a breathalyzer that can detect alcohol in a small breath sample and a digital camera that photographs the driver’s face for identification.

If the result is positive, the system either warns the driver, or locks the automobile’s ignition depending on the level of alcohol detected.

The scheme is aimed at helping companies and organizations better manage their fleet-vehicle operations.