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The Road Ahead in 2021

DADSS Research Program

Published: February 23, 2021

With 2020 behind us, the DADSS Research Program is looking forward to the year ahead as we continue the important work of developing life-saving vehicle–integrated alcohol detection technologies.

DADSS Program Welcomes SAE International Standard for Alcohol Detection Systems in Vehicles

DADSS Research Program

Published: February 12, 2021

Dulles, VA, Feb. 12, 2021 – Today, the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program welcomed the issuance of a new safety standard by SAE International establishing rigorous performance standards for breath alcohol detection systems intended for integration into motor vehicles.

Shannon Valentine: Why Virginia is helping develop innovative alcohol detection technology

Driven To Protect

Published: January 25, 2021

In a new Washington Post opinion piece, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine shares how Virginia leads the nation in the fight against drunk driving through their work with Driven to Protect. As the first state partner to join the DADSS Program in the Driven to Protect Initiative, Virginia is committed to advancing this life-saving alcohol detection technology and ensuring that all Virginians stay safe on the road.

DADSS Program Update: 2020 Year in Review

DADSS Research Program

Published: January 14, 2021

2020 was a banner year for the DADSS Research Program, as we achieved important milestones that will set us up for greater progress in 2021. Over the past several months, we’ve worked hard to evolve both the breath and touch sensors, analyze important data from our human subject testing, and develop new virtual opportunities and digital resources to increase consumer awareness, acceptance and demand for the technologies. Here are some highlights:

Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety: Supporting Technology Can Help End Drunk Driving

DADSS Research Program

Published: December 23, 2020

Today Robert Strassburger, President & CEO of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, released the following statement on the annual 2019 traffic fatality data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):