Technology for detecting impaired drivers before they start their car is closer than most of us think


The issue has been that since few consumers would pay extra for this type of technology, automakers have little incentive to bring it fully to market.

This is where a regulatory requirement may push it to the finish line.

Two primary congressional advocates for this, Senator Ben Ray Lujan and Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan are trying to keep this effort alive. They’re calling NHTSA to adhere to various principles including…

  • Deliberate Progress
  • Comprehensive Function
  • Maintain Public Support

The amount of lives that could be saved if this type of technology could be required in every vehicle. The question remains…

How do we get there? What would it take for this to be required in all vehicles?