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Old 25th September 2004, 13:34   #1
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Saab unveils Alcohol Lock-Out Concept to discourage drinking and driving

Last year 29 percent of all drivers killed in car accidents on Swedish roads and 25 percent of all drivers killed in car accidents in Europe* can be attributed to drunk driving. To help alleviate this problem, Saab is now developing a unique, miniature alcohol-sensing device which will assist drivers in observing drunk-driving laws.

The Saab 'Alcokey' concept includes a small mouthpiece in the car's key fob. A transponder communicates with the car's electronic control unit, keeping the engine immobilised if a breath sample from the driver is found to contain alcohol above the permitted level.

Read more here : SaabNet.com
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So to get around this, get your sober buddy to blow into the key fob!

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Old 25th September 2004, 16:52   #3
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LOL Rtech.

I think SAAB just lost a huge chunk of customers (potentially the drinking types). Also, this would take care only of alcohol. What about other stuff that influenced drivers are guilty of. Thats why the crime is termed as "DUI" (Driving under Influence) and not DOA (alcohol).

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Innovative stuff, but, will need to be more fool proof than this!
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Good stuff,but........
Anyways,wen r they gonna execute this or has it already been executed???/
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