Uber tests a curbside breathalyzer that hails a driver if you blow over

Blog / April 15, 2015

Uber, the app that connects riders with drivers, has developed a curb-side breathalyzer to help keep streets safe. The custom-built kiosk helps guide users to hail a driver for a safe ride home, simply by blowing into it.

The Uber Safe Breathalyzer is outfitted with disposable straws, a tablet and the Uber app, and a breathalyzer that analyzes the alcohol content in their breath after blowing continuously for 6 seconds.

And it’s blowing up the internet:

Everyone who participated and blew into the kiosk received a free Uber ride home for being a good sport.

We developed the Uber Safe Breathalyzer with the help of Stacklab, a Toronto based multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio.