It is estimated that about 100,000 crashes a year are caused by sleepyhead drivers. Now, scientists are combating driver fatigue by developing systems that monitor your level of alertness -- and Nissan is hoping to wake you up with a blast of smell.
By Gregory MonePosted 08.08.2007 at 3:47 pm 0 Comments
Nissan has developed a cool new technology designed to stop drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. The cool part is that it's not just about your breath. Yes, the technology includes odor sensors that analyze your respiratory exhaust, but it also measures the perspiration in your palms and checks your alertness levels by running an eye scan.
If the system thinks your drunk, the car won't start. The question, though, is how it's going to determine that level. There's no set schedule, but Nissan hopes to install the system in time to cut road fatalities in half by 2015.—Gregory Mone