Connecting a sophisticated detector of alcohol vapors and volatile drugs to the car computer is not science fiction. It just is not in the interest of the car manufacturers.
Every year, about 1.3 million people are killed worldwide in road accidents. For drunk driving and under the influence of alcohol, there is a very high weight in mortality in road accidents.
- Serious car accidents by drunk drivers, especially during the holidays, are a worldwide phenomenon. In a few years, vehicles will drive themselves, even without a driver. Meanwhile, an alcohol detector and light drug vapor would have been required. (Detectable) Car manufacturers have no incentive to put such systems in vehicles.
- It is in the interest of the governments and insurance companies to save human lives and vast sums of money. Therefore, it is worthwhile for them to subsidize such safety systems.
- Drivers caught driving while intoxicated will be required to drive a vehicle with built-in alcohol & drug detector.
The technology that detects dangerous fumes in the vehicle will be reported electronically to a police center. The car will disable driving safely using electronic disconnection. The drunk driver will be required to run an app that will release the vehicle only after verifying that he is not driving the car.
Politicians should wake up, think about human life, and promote legislation.