Your Next Car May Refuse To Start if It Thinks You’ve Had a Drink

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Warning lights and noises are a regular part of the driving experience in vehicles that increasingly nag us about tire pressure, seatbelts, and engine status. Sometimes the alerts are helpful, but a new round of innovations mandated by the infrastructure bill might disable our cars if built-in technology determines that we’re intoxicated — or if, as seems inevitable, it just goes haywire. The one guarantee is that we’ll have to pay for the added complexity as we’re forced to use nanny-state systems jointly developed by the auto industry and the federal government.” (11/15/21)