To get rid of the drunk driving, Toyota Motor Corporation is working overtime. The testing of a new ignition-interlock system is in full swing with initial results been quite encouraging. The main objective of ignition-interlock system is to minimize drunken driving issues for organizations and companies. There is a strong possibility that this new technology could be used into consumer-level automobiles.
According to media reports, Toyota Motor Corporation has installed the new system on number of trucks. The testing procedure will be implemented for a period of three months. The ignition-interlock system of Toyota Motor Corporation includes a hand-held unit that offers a digital camera and breathalyzer. With digital camera, you will be able to identify the face of a driver. Once the breath sample of a driver is taken, the system will let you know immediately whether specific alcohol level is detected or not.
If company officials are to be believed, the ignition-interlock system plays a vital part in preventing drivers from operating vehicles in an inebriated state. Drivers are going to receive follow-up details from fleet administrators on a regular basis so that there is no chance of alcohol-related traffic accidents. Before launching it in the market, company will verify the functionality of a system in a real world situation. On the basis of test results, Toyota Motor Corporation will carry out the improvement process in the system.
Not so long ago, another automaker Nissan came up with an almost identical system known as breathalyzer. The most important thing about breathalyzer is that it can be mated to a camera so that there is a proper monitoring of the driver. To complement breathalyzer, Saab and Volvo auto parts are designed.