SEAT has revealed the new Leon Cristobal which it claims is its safest car yet. The Spanish car manufacturer has packed the SEAT Leon Cristobal, a concept that previews the future of safety on cars. With a range of innovative safety systems and technology on, the DRIVERS will have to pass an alcohol breath test before this car will even start.
The booze lock stops drunk drivers in their tracks, and will even call you a cab if you fail the breathalyser. And if you try and switch seats with a sober passenger, eye sensors will rat you out and still stop you driving off drunk.
The breathalyser is hooked up to the car’s infotainment system where results show up on the central screen. If you fail, you’ll either be called a cab or be given the opportunity to retake the test.
If you’re not the registered keeper of the car, you can also phone the “master user” to ask for permission to unlock the car.
SEAT claims its special version of the Leon is one of the safest cars ever with tech likely to appear on SEATs, Audis, VWs and Skodas soon.
The Cristobal also features a “Guardian Angel” mode which activates all 15 of the driver assistance systems. If seat belts aren’t fastened the engine won’t switch on.
Parents will be able to log into the car with an app to warn children about speed limits and even set maximum speeds – although they won’t be able to stop the car remotely.
There’s a built-in dash cam, a black box to record crashes and the rear-view mirror is replaced by a wide-angle camera to remove blind spots.
Sensors in the doors will also vibrate if they see a cyclist approaching and you try to open the door. The eye tracking system in the car will make sure you’re paying attention and not glancing at your phone.