Cars may one day come with active safety features that can monitor blood alcohol levels via infrared or wheel mounted sensors that can detect if a car is weaving too much, in an attempt to prevent drink driving. A team of researchers, police and insurance representatives from across the globe met with car makers to determine possible solutions to the escalating problem.

The conference was organised by an organisation labelled, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and is probably the best indicator of the initiatives that are to be installed into vehicles over the coming years. Other technologies that were discussed included the adoption of ignition interlock programs for repeat offenders. A system where the driver would have to their blood alcohol levels tested before the car will start. Another tech was a device that can detect if the driver is under the influence of drugs or sleep deprivation.