Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mobile phones help check drunk driving in Japan

Smartmobs reports on "a mobile phone with a breath analyser is getting popular among transport firms in Japan as it can help the companies conduct tele-checks on the drivers' breath to prevent drunk driving. The system, developed by a major mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo Inc, has been introduced to 15 companies since its launch about three months ago. Dozens more bus and transport companies also mull buying it, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said Sunday. To use it, the driver first makes a video-phone call to his or her company and breathes into the analyzer connected to the phone. The video image showing the driver blowing into the analyzer and data regarding the alcohol concentration on his or her breath are transmitted to the firm and confirmed by the computer there".

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