Saturday, August 04, 2007

Nissan comes out with anti drunk car

Drunk driving is a leading cause of fatalities in road accidents. According to statistics provided by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), out of a total of 42,642 people killed in traffic accidents in the US, 17,602 or (41%) made up those killed in alcohol related crashes.

Despite all the warnings, all the high profile convictiions some people never seem to learn. One guy actually told me that he was more alert after drinking a glass of Whiskey taken neat. Yeah right! I won't be riding in his car anytime soon.

Won't it be great if the car prevented a drunk driver from driving.

As part of an ongoing program towards the prevention of drunk driving, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has come out with a new concept car featuring not one but multiple preventative features designed to help reduce drunk driving.

The technology was shown integrated on-board a production model Fuga sedan. This includes a number of sensors on the car and will even result in the immobilization of the vehicle if the car detects a drunk driver.

Read their full press release here.

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