• Jul 1st 2007 at 8:31AM
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It's very a very HAL 9000 move, having your vehicle admonish you to not drive after drinking, but that's just what the latest version of Nissan's Carwings navigation system for the Japanese market will do. Between the hours of 5:30 PM and 5:00 AM, the navigation system displays "Do not drive after drinking!" for five seconds after startup. During the day, the navi nanny merely gives the stern suggestion of "Let's continue safe driving today." We're almost expecting that firm "Hmm" at the end, like we used to get from our parochial school principal, but alas, there's even less personality in the Nissan than there was in our old pal Frank. Nissan's making an ongoing commitment to reducing drunk driving and increasing road safety, and this system is part of that effort. Anything that can be done to increase safety and reduce intoxication behind the wheel is a good thing, but we'd rather see a blunter message, something like "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that."

[Source: Winding Road]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      "Hey jackass! You're drunk! Pull over and hail a cab before you pull a Paris Lohan!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      Raise driving age to 21, lower drinking age to 18.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How many drunk people that get into their Nissan are going to be able to make out these words on the Navigation system anyway :)
        Christopher Watts
        • 8 Years Ago
        THANK YOU! Somebody finally posted the most sensible question. I don't think Nissan cares about how old the legal drinking age, so we were forced to read through plenty of comments that honestly didn't have anything to do with the story here. This is another moronic electronic invasion of the automobile. It's like when Nissan kept telling us 'your door is ajar..your door is ajar'..and I'm like, "no it isn't, it's a DOOR! Now shut-up and drive me to the nearest liquor store you stupid Maxima."
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whats next,cars going to send a message that you excellerated to fast,stopped to fast,turned to sharp...thats coming and it will probably send the info to the local motor vehicle branch and you will get a ticket/fine,remember alot of new cars have a black boxes,and in some cases it was used against the driver in court,yes I am against drinking and driving but people cant stop picking at some sort of cause,they will limit your car at 55 mph 20 sec 0-60 yep..its coming...
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