A new standard has been developed for alcohol interlocks

FSUE NAMI has developed a new standard for alcohol interlocks: it is proposed not to block them to start the engine, but to prevent the car from starting to move.

If the engine is turned off for a short time, the driver has five minutes not to perform an exhalation test. The devices are planned to be used in trucks, buses and in the cars of drivers previously punished for drink-driving, according to Kommersant, who has read the document.

The surveillance system built into the alcohol interlocks will relay data to “external consumers” using onboard systems, for example a car transport company, regional authorities and traffic police inspectors.

The device can block the ability to drive a car through an exhalation control. First you have to pass the test and “identification” using the camera, and then “breathe”. Both contactless and contact checks are possible, which should not take longer than 15 seconds. The document also protects against all kinds of forgeries related to the substitution of identity at the time of verification.

The authorities have been developing the standard for the introduction of alcohol interlocks for years. The Department of Industry and Commerce has even signed a contract with the US to analyze foreign experiences with the use of alcohol interlocks and prepare proposals for their implementation.

It is still not clear who will pay for the installation, maintenance and verification of these devices. Car companies today are already required to perform a pre-trip inspection, which includes checking the driver for drunkenness, and the introduction of additional systems will be another burden on the company.

Source: Z R

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