News & Updates

Putting More Muscle Into Car Safety

Consumer Reports

Published: February 23, 2016

Consumer Reports recently named alcohol-detection systems, currently being researched in the DADSS Program, as one of its six priorities for car safety.

“Using technology to keep a drunk driver from taking the wheel is a smart next step for road safety.” Click here to read the full list, which also appears in April 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

Double shot

Vision Zero International

Published: January 04, 2016

In its January 2016 issue, Vision Zero International features the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program. Click here for the full story:

Our view: Make highway fatalities a victim of technology

Santa Fe New Mexican

Published: December 03, 2015

No matter how hard New Mexicans battle, the scourge of drunken driving resists defeat.

The Legislature passes get-tough laws. Marketing campaigns highlight the dangers of driving after taking a drink. Jail sentences are enhanced and awareness is raised, and, still, people are killed by other drivers who don’t mind getting behind the wheel drunk.

Lowey Urges Responsible Driving and Demonstrates Promising Technology at Start of Labor Day Weekend

News Update

Published: September 04, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today was joined by White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Westchester Chapter President Carole Sears, Director of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Bud Zaouk, recent Ossining HS graduate Ana Priego, and local law enforcement at the White Plains Public Safety Headquarters to urge responsible driving during Labor Day Weekend. Lowey also highlighted her legislation to increase federal investments in promising new technology called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) research program, and demonstrated the technology using a simulation vehicle at the event.

DOT joins members of Congress, industry and safety advocates to highlight the life-saving potential of groundbreaking technology to prevent drunk driving

News Update

Published: June 04, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today joined with members of Congress, safety advocates and industry representatives at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters to highlight advances in the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program, a research partnership between NHTSA and an industry consortium to develop technology to prevent alcohol-impaired drivers from operating their vehicles while under the influence. The event featured the unveiling of a test vehicle equipped with mock-up DADSS technology that researchers will use to examine driver interactions with the system.