News & Updates

New car technology can stop drunks from driving

By Tuan Nguyen

Government officials have given a tentative thumbs up to a new technology for cars that would render the concept of driving while drunk a non-starter — literally.

Boston Herald

Feds lead charge for alcohol detector

Waltham company behind controversial device

Boston Globe

New systems speed up drivers’ blood-alcohol tests

The first working prototypes of systems to prevent drunk drivers from starting their cars were demonstrated in Waltham yesterday, at an event attended by US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

PC Magazine

Alcohol-Detecting Cars Could Keep Drunk Drivers off the Road

Researchers in Massachusetts are working on creating technology that would keep a car from starting if the driver is drunk.

Associated Press

Cars Might Decide If Drivers Are Drunk In Future

By Bob Salsberg

WALTHAM, Mass. — An alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver’s fitness to be on the road has the potential to save thousands of lives, but could be as long as a decade away from everyday use in cars, federal officials and researchers said Friday.