A modern motor vehicle is a complex piece of equipment utilized by millions worldwide for transportation between two or
more locations. Despite the many advantages of motor vehicles it is the primary source of road fatalities. Operating a motor vehicle while
intoxicated is one of the leading causes of vehicular road accidents worldwide. Many technologies, and policies for their use have been
developed and placed into practice for minimization of road fatalities caused by driving while intoxicated, however none is without
drawbacks. There is need for a novel breathalyzer-enabled approach with advantages addressing the drawbacks of the technologies that
exist. This paper briefly reviews some existing technologies which attempt to minimize driving while intoxicated. A novel breathalyzerenabled
ignition system is then briefly proposed for reduction of the possibility of driving while intoxicated by drivers. Finally, policies
are proposed for the secure use of the technology proposed.
Published In:IJCAT Journal Volume 7, Issue 1
Date of Publication : January 2020
Pages : 01-05
Marcus Lloyde George :
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
FPGAs in Automotive, Breathalyzer Systems, Breathalyzer-Enabled Ignition, Vehicle Ignition Systems, Intelligent Ignition
Systems, Reduction of Vehicular Accidents
This paper briefly reviewed some existing technologies
which attempt to minimize driving while intoxicated. A
novel breathalyzer-enabled ignition system was then
proposed for reduction of the possibility of driving while intoxicated by drivers. Finally, policies were proposed for
use of the proposed technology in reducing driving while
intoxicated. It is possible that once the contents of this
paper are considered and implemented that the possibility
of driving while intoxicated will be minimized
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