a.k.a. digital breathalyzer

The digital equivalent of a breathalyzer, "textalyzer" technology determines if you had been using your phone illegally on the road.

Historical perspective: As of 2017 it hasn't rolled out yet, but essentially it will allow police to crack into cell phones and smartphones at the scene of an accident. An officer could plug the device into a driver's phone and find out if its owner was texting, emailing, or checking social media at the time of the crash. Drivers who refuse to hand over the device could lose their license. Lawmakers in New York and a handful of other cities and states are considering allowing police to use it because, they say, too many people get away with texting while driving and causing crashes.

NetLingo Classification: Net Technology