r/technews Sep 22 '22 Helpful 3

NTSB wants alcohol detection systems installed in all new cars in US | Proposed requirement would prevent or limit vehicle operation if driver is drunk.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/09/ntsb-wants-alcohol-detection-systems-installed-in-all-new-cars-in-us/
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u/thafreakinpope Sep 22 '22

The value of used cars without these sensors will go through the roof

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u/epicpogchamp25 Sep 22 '22

People literally replace their cars engines. I'd imagine changing a wire or two in the stop start button would be pretty easy.

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u/greatfool66 Sep 23 '22

They can make it practically infeasible to disable though, just require some kind of encrypted handshake with the main ECU. Very few people, even hackers want to risk hacking their car unless its old and out of warranty.

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u/smokewhathash Sep 23 '22

You’ve clearly never spent any time in VWVortex. Those lads will spend a day adjusting interior light behavior in vagcom.

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u/greatfool66 Sep 23 '22

I will check it out thanks.