The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded Takata-TruTouch with $2.25 million to continue to develop an in-vehicle alcohol detection device. The two companies have created a vehicle start button with an integrated infrared censor that can measure blood-alcohol content. If the reading exceeds legal limits, the system will disable to the starter rendering the car inoperable for the impaired driver.

The company says that as the technology advances, it could help eliminate drunk drivers on the roadways. The company says "the award from the NHTSA will help expedite the work and adapt the technology for use in automotive applications." The device produces accurate results in seconds and has a biometric system to prevent tampering. According to reports, the test is 96% accurate which is more than the breath test administered by the police. This device has the potential to help save many lives.

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