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interlock

(int′ĕr-lok″)
In biomedical engineering and computer science, a forcing function that prevents a user from undertaking certain actions while other potentially redundant or conflicting services are being used.
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We take our responsibility to safeguard ignition interlock customers and the public seriously, Johnson said.
Many court systems or state motor vehicle departments simply lack the resources necessary to enforce the use of interlock systems consistently.
However, launch of inbuilt ignition interlock systems by OEMs such as Volvo, or introduction of newer technologies - such as Sober Steering Company's sensor technology which allows driver to confirm sobriety by placing a hand on a sensor pad attached to the dashboard or steering wheel - could pose a major threat for growth of the overall ignition interlock devices market.
In order to be able to create common automation infrastructures, mechanical interlocks should be connected to the DCS and SIS.
Although the fuel-cell sensor is an established technology, vehicle interlock systems continue to grow more effective and efficient through the integration of other emerging technologies.
HB 2117 would change the law so that those offenders would need to install an interlock device for the required period of time, regardless of when they reinstate their license.
Given this, the aggregate product or cultural consequences may or may not affect individual behavior, but it determines how the behavioral contingencies of the participants interlock (Glenn, 2004).
Because we wish to compare the impact of interlocked boards as defined above to noninterlocked boards, we eliminate 330 firm-years involving other types of interlock (e.
The Sleeping Dog's "wake up or die" response to interlock legislation is one that an increasing number of restaurants and bars may have to consider as such legislation sweeps the country.
These phrases/sentences are made of 2 or more short word ladders which interlock," Susan writes.