Apple may include breathalyzer function on your future devicesaccording to a patent filed by the company in February 2021 and recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (via obvious apple). The function, in particular, will restrict the use of Apple CarKeythe company’s service for integrating keys into the car in the event of a positive test result of an iPhone or Apple Watch user for alcohol.
The patent does not specify whether the iPhone or Apple Watch itself will measure blood alcohol levels or whether a third-party accessory will be required. However, Apple claims that the iPhone could receive “information related to the characteristics of human breathing.” For example, “Typical ammonia levels, legal driving alcohol levels, etc.” If this data is positive, iOS will temporarily restrict access to the CarKey, which will that the user cannot use their digital key to start the vehicle.
The Apple CarKey for iPhone or Apple Watch will allow access again if the user meets a number of requirements. For example, blood alcohol level below threshold.
iPhone or Apple Watch can also unlock the limitation with a series mental problemslike math problems. Passing these tests may mean that the user can drive the car. If you can’t resolve these issues, iOS will retain the CarKey lock.
The feature that Apple is planning for the iPhone is similar to the anti-start breathalyzer that new cars will have to carry.
It must be taken into account, yes, that this is a patent, not a feature in development. In fact, at least for now, there are no details on whether the company is working on this feature for the iPhone. And if it happens in the future.
However, this iPhone feature can be really useful. First of all, if we take into account the plans of the European Union related to road safety. Brussels in particular. This will force the inclusion of a breathalyzer system in those vehicles that have been approved since July of this year.. This device will boot if it detects that the driver is exceeding the maximum allowed speed. In Europe, let me remind you, the maximum rate is 0.50 grams of alcohol per liter of blood and 0.30 for novice or professional drivers. Or 0.25 milligrams per liter of inhaled air (and 0.15 for novice or professional drivers).
So it wouldn’t be surprising if a feature Apple plans for its iPhone or Apple Watch syncs with the breathalyzer in CarKey-enabled cars.
Source: Hiper Textual
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