Title of the Project:
VEHICLE CONTROLLING WITH ALCOHOL DETECTION
Abstract: “Prevention is better than cure", we are all well aware of this quote. Every year many lives are drunken driving. Efforts are taken to save life after the accident. These circumstances can be prevented by introducing "alcohol sensor in to an automobile. This Sensor is connected to igniting parts through the electrical circuit. On installation of the mechanism in an automobile has initially the driver has to axle on to the sensor to start up the engine.
The vehicle will start if and only if the driver passes the test condition i.e, the exhaled air alcoholic percentage must be less than the Threshold value. If the limit crosses or if the driver avoids blowing on to the device the ignition will be interlocked. The output of the alcohol sensor is directly proportional to the concentration of alcohol in the breath. Through some electronic means these output is utilized to hand over the igniting system to the breath of the driver and not his hands.
While government regulations play an important role in ensuring vehicle safety, voluntary approaches to the design and implementation of vehicle safety systems are increasing in importance as vehicle manufacturers deploy safety systems well in advance of, and even in the absence of, government regulations requiring them. This paper provides an overview of of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to vehicle technology development and deployment, and will describe a new, innovative public\private partnership underway to develop an in-vehicle alcohol detection system. In response to concerns about limited progress in reducing alcohol-impaired driving in the United States during the last decade, attention is focusing on technological approaches to the problem.
One strategy includes efforts to increase the application of current breath alcohol ignition interlocks on the vehicles of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offenders. The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS, a group funded by vehicle manufacturers) Highway Traffic Safety Administration (HTSA) have commenced a 5-Year cooperative agreement entitled Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) to explore the feasibility of. and the public policy challenges associated with, widespread use of in-vehicle alcohol detection technology to prevent alcohol-impaired driving. This paper will outline the approach being taken, and the significant challenges to overcome.