The Anti Sleep Pilot conducts simple random tests to determine whether a driver is fit to drive. It also attaches to a car’s dashboard to monitor and record how you are driving. A green light means you’re fit to drive. Fail the test or drive erratically and the unit will flash red, telling you to stop.
Why it matters
In a fight back against nanny states directing more and more elements of people’s lives, will we see more brands step in to give people control over their own lives, empowering them to make their own informed decisions?
Car maker Honda, well known for its human look-a -like robot Asimo, now bridges the gap between man and machine with new MECH-devices like the WAD (Walking Assist Device). The included stride management system supports people with walking difficulties (e.g. the elderly or those in rehab) to regain muscle power and to walk longer distances.
Volkswagen is launching the car-sharing programme Quicar in Germany with 50 fuel-efficient vehicles. Members can book cars online using a mobile app. To make the most out of the navigation and entertainment systems, members are issued with SD cards, allowing them to store their own addresses, routes and music.