SAAB is developing an innovative car key that doubles up as a miniature breathalyser to prevent potential drink drivers from starting their cars.
What makes the Saab ‘Alcokey’ unique is its size and that it will be integrated into the car key — unlike more costly and complicated alcohol detecting devices fitted to a car’s dashboard or door locks.
Saab Alcokey is being trialed in Sweden with the support of the influential Swedish National Road Administration.
Alcokey’s ease of use and relative affordability — around $400 — means it could be offered as an accessory through Saab dealers if the trials prove successful.
(hat tip: Gizmodo)