This teddy knows when you're tipsy

No ordinary toy, this is a talking GPS safety machine for the car--with alcohol sensor.

Pink Tentacle

If you think GPS breathalyzer devices are intrusive, you'll love this next item from Japan. Engineers at iXs Research are developing a talking teddy bear that serves as an in-car navigation system, giving directions while sniffing out any alcohol on your breath with a sensor embedded in its neck, asking "You haven't been drinking, have you?"

As if that weren't irritating enough, this backseat-driving teddy also has sensors designed to detect reckless driving, such as sudden braking and acceleration ("Watch out!"). And as a "bonus," according to Pink Tentacle, the bear will give information about landmarks in the vicinity when his head is patted. We don't know whether to be annoyed or creeped out.

 

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