The concept features a number of monitoring systems designed to activate a range of measures to stop drunken drivers taking to the wheel, including immobilising the car.
A high-sensitivity odour sensor built into the gear stick can detect alcohol in the sweat on a driver’s palm, locking the gear shift if an illegal amount of alcohol is detected.
Alcohol sensors in the cabin alert the occupants with voice and message alerts, meaning everyone in the car is made aware that the driver is over the limit.
A steering wheel-mounted camera monitors the driver’s face for signs of drowsiness, tripping voice and message alerts and tensing seatbelts to alert the driver.
Nissan says that the technologies may find their way into future production vehicles and with proposed new stricter drink drive legislation on the horizon, this claim may well just be credible.