News & Updates

DADSS Research Program Technical Update

DADSS Research Program

Published: March 01, 2019

Over the past months, The DADSS Research Program and our partners at Senseair™ have been collecting data from in-vehicle tests (featuring Generation 3.1 Breath-based Sensors) through the program’s Pilot Field Operational Trial and Driven to Protect Partnership with Virginia DMV and James River Transportation. We have used the data from these on-road tests to significantly improve the alcohol measurement for the next generation sensor, GEN 3.2.

DADSS and Driven to Protect at the IIHS Impaired Driving Summit

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: October 29, 2018

Rob Strassburger, President and CEO of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), presented on behalf of the DADSS Program at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Impaired Driving Summit on October 18, 2018 in Ruckersville, VA.

Richard D. Holcomb column: Saving lives with innovation: Exploring a high-tech solution to the problem of drunk driving

Richmond Times Dispatch

Published: October 22, 2018

When it comes to a pervasive public safety threat like drunken driving, it is critical to find additional actions that will have the greatest effect. New challenges such as drug-impaired driving and driver distraction compound the situation, but here’s the reality: Drunken driving remains our greatest impaired-driving threat.

Statement on Workforce Training Fund Program Grant


Published: October 04, 2018

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, the Baker–Polito Administration announced that KEA Technologies, Inc (KEA) – the company that oversees the research and development of alcohol detection technology on behalf of the DADSS Research Program – has been awarded a Workforce Training Fund Program grant.

Statement from the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc on 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Data


Published: October 03, 2018

Today, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) issued the following statement on new data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) showing a 1.1 percent decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities from 2016 to 2017: