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June 12, 2017


Field testing new breath-alcohol detection device equipped with facial recognition

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Schematic of the new breath-alcohol detection device

Hitachi today announced the development of a prototype system for a new breath-alcohol detection device equipped with facial recognition, and verification field tests with Hitachi Capital Auto Lease.

After developing a prototype portable breath-based alcohol detection device in March 2016, Hitachi has been pursuing research to increase the reliability of the sensor, reduce its size, and develop application software. In March 2017, a field test was launched with a prototype equipped with a function to collect and manage drivers' alcohol test data on smartphones. From August 2017, a new detection device which recognizes whether or not the person who underwent the alcohol test is the same person as the driver is expected to be introduced to prevent abuse by substitution.

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