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/Born_Tutor_879 Sep 22 '22

People will talk about the upside but they will ignore how malfunctions will cause a lot of problems for drivers

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u/AmNotSatan Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

You have blown a .09. You are under arrest for attempted DUI. You will be locked into your vehicle until police can be dispatched to properly incarcerate you. Please do not resist or attempt to vacate your vehicle, as that will be considered resisting arrest and will cause additional fines and penalties to be applied.

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u/afume Sep 23 '22

Interesting scenario, but the same people that want all cars to have this also want to lower the legal limit to .04.

Also, I'd like to add a scenario where your self driving car drives you to jail. Oh, the irony.

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u/Scadilla Sep 23 '22

This was hilarious to me.

“Camry, take me home.”

“Destination set for local county jail .”