US law signed by President Joe Biden will require new cars to detect drunk drivers

ABC | Nov 18, 2021 at 11:06 AM
  • Breath-sniffing sensors and finger-scanning detectors are central to a landmark safety mandate in the United States to fight drunk driving.
  • As part of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), researchers have developed tiny vent-like sensors that draw in a driver’s exhaled breath and test it.
  • As for the touch system, by pressing the ignition button the driver would complete what is effectively a circuit between their seat and the system.