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Here is an interesting news-bit on how technology can promote virtue in society.

Toyota developing cars that detect drunk drivers
Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp is developing a fail-safe system for cars that detects drunk drivers and automatically shuts the vehicle down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol consumption, a report said yesterday.
Cars fitted with the detection system will not start if sweat sensors in the driving wheel detect high levels of alcohol in the driver's bloodstream, according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The system could also kick in if the sensors detect abnormal steering, or if a special camera shows that the driver's pupils are not in focus. The car is then slowed to a halt.
The world's second-biggest auto-maker hopes to fit cars with the system by the end of 2009. Nissan Motor Co. has already been experimenting with breathalyser-like devices that could detect if a driver was drunk.

Posted by Arshad on Thursday, January 04, 2007.

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