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DADSS at the Governors’ Highway Safety Administration’s Annual Meeting

DADSS Research Program

Published: October 13, 2017

The DADSS Program was pleased to exhibit at the Governors’ Highway Safety Administration’s Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, from September 16 to 20. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, GHSA’s 2017 Annual meeting drew more than 600 state members and safety professionals to discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities. Alongside video content and previous versions of the technology, the DADSS Program showcased a vehicle outfitted with the latest breath sensors for field operational tests. The DADSS team also introduced visitors to Driven to Protect and the work underway in Virginia.

DADSS Statement on the Rise of U.S. Traffic Fatalities Due to Drunk Driving

DADSS Research Program

Published: October 13, 2017

This past week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the most recent Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data showing an increase in alcohol-related traffic fatalities of 1.7 percent—from 10,320 in 2015 to 10,497—accounting for 28 percent of overall fatalities in 2016. DADSS Program & Technical Manager Dr. Bud Zaouk responded to the news by saying that “with alcohol-related fatalities on the rise, we are laser focused on making sure this life-saving technology becomes a reality. Reversing the deadly trend is exactly what motivates engineers and researchers to successfully complete this program in the coming years.”

Driven to Protect at NASCAR

DADSS Research Program

Published: September 07, 2017

The DADSS Program was at the 2017 Federated Auto Parts 400 and at the 2017 Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Races on September 8 and 9, where they debuted the new partnership with Virginia, “Driven to Protect.”

Promising Vehicle Tech Will Detect Drunk Drivers Before They Hit the Road

Research and Development Magazine

Published: August 17, 2017

Technological innovations have brought us smarter and safer cars. Despite these advancements, one of the greatest threats on our roadways remains—drunk driving.

DADSS Research Program at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Technical Conference in June

DADSS Research Program

Published: July 06, 2017

In early June, the DADSS Research Program participated in the 25th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) in Detroit, MI.