Originally Posted by samclem
Regarding the external sensors to monitor my eye movements, etc: If they start as an option, will they become mandatory (as seat belts did, as air bags did, as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) did)? Will they report back directly to police in real time? To my insurance company? I'd think linking an in-car breathalizer to some sort of biometric reader (to assure the driver is the one really giving the sample) might be a better place to start the electronic intrusion if we want to save lives.
I'm not actually that concerned about the 'Big Brother' aspect of this (even though I'm a 'small government' kind of guy). I actually want it for my own benefit, and my loved ones.
As I've said, I'm not always as attentive as I should be, I have lapses. I'd like to have a monitor, to nudge me once in a while, when needed. And I'd like my kids and DW to have this help also.
And it would be better if everyone else on the road had it too. Less chance of a distracted driver rear-ending me, or drifting into my lane.
The trouble with a breathalyzer test is the habitual/addicted alcoholics manage to 'borrow' a car to drive. Every car needs it to protect us against them. While every incremental added distraction detection adds overall to our safety on the road.