Here’s the deal: my father has dementia and should not be driving. My mother is a nervous but okay driver. Either my father “forgets” he’s not supposed to drive or he’s a rebellious teenager now and slips behind the wheel despite his wife’s protests and children’s threats. One solution is, of course, playing the heavy and taking the car away. We’re trying now and it’s not easy.
Question: Is there any sort of technology that detects if a certain driver is NOT driving or a certain driver IS behind the wheel? I know there’s stuff to see if a driver is nodding off. A weight detection device on the driver’s seat which (dis)enables the starter? Pupil recognition? A device that makes sure there are two people in the car would be better than nothing. The car must be passenger-sensitive since the passenger air bag turns off if there’s no on there, right?