Items tagged with breathalyzer

The holiday season is quickly approaching which means many people will be indulging more than usual. If a tall glass of something strong is in your future, you may want to invest in a breathalyzer. The BACtrack C6 Keychain Breathalyzer is currently on sale on Amazon for $64. The BACtrack C6 works like your run-of-the-mill breathalyzer, but is only 2 ounces (57 grams) and 22.2 inches (5.59 centimeters) in length. It maintains that it is the “smallest police-grade alcohol tester ever created”. The device uses a “BluFire Fuel Cell Sensor” to determine a user’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The user can receive their results on the device’s OLED screen or... Read more...
If you've been drinking, it's not outside the realm of possibility to believe that you might gain a hankering for some Tostitos. Apparently, the company understands this demographic well, as it decided to integrate a breathalyzer into a special edition bag of chips that aims to tell those who might think about driving home after watching the Super Bowl to shelve the idea. The only downside is that this special edition bag was only sent out to media and other VIPs, and is not intended for a commercial release. With a sensor placed in the bag, alcohol detected on your breath will light up a steering wheel graphic, as well as the words "Don't Drink And Drive". Bonus: an Uber code will... Read more...
Despite the dangers of drunk driving being well-documented, there continue to be about 10,000 drunk driving-related fatalities in the United States each year. Sometimes, it's the drunk driver that's killed, and other times it's innocent people in the other vehicle, or pedestrians. Sometimes, it's both. The important thing is that the numbers are high enough where more has to be done, because it's clear that not everyone cares as much about drunk driving as they should. What that reality could result in is our new cars being outfitted with technology used to detect whether or not we're impaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just revealed its latest technology,... Read more...
Japanese car maker Nissan has developed a concept car that features various apparatuses, including a breathalyzer-like detection system, that are designed to prevent drunk or fatigued drivers off the road. The sensors pick up odors in the car and check the driver’s sweat for traces of alcohol. If the driver is judged to be over-the-limit, the computer system can issue an alert or even lock down the ignition.. “The air odor sensors are embedded in the driver and passenger seats, while a detector in the gear-shift knob measures perspiration from the driver's palm.” Nissan’s concept car also comes with a dashboard-mounted camera that monitor’s the driver’s eyes... Read more...