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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):

DADSS 2020 Research Program Technical Update

DADSS Research Program

Published: December 18, 2020

Over the past several months, the DADSS Program analyzed data collected from on-road tests to verify and validate the GEN 3.2 sensors – confirming they work as intended. The data also informs improvements to the sensors, such as reducing their variability. In addition, our partners in Sweden, Senseair, recently sent us a new generation (GEN 3.3) of breath-based prototypes for initial qualification. This latest version signifies a milestone; they will be used for the next phase of on-road testing and are one step closer to a consumer-ready product.

New Driven to Protect | Discovery Hub Offers Free Education Resources and Videos

Driven to Protect

Published: December 02, 2020

In 2019, the DADSS Program’s Driven to Protect Initiative Virginia Team participated in community events throughout the Commonwealth, giving Virginians both a first-hand look at the DADSS alcohol detection technology and the ability to interact with the latest prototype sensors. For 2020, in response to the pandemic, the Program created the Driven to Protect | Discovery Hub, a suite of online resources to provide the same in-depth look at the technology and the development process.

Driven to Protect Participates in NSC Transportation Technology Panel

Driven to Protect

Published: November 06, 2020

On October 7, 2020, Driven to Protect participated in a Transportation Technology Webinar hosted by the National Safety Council (NSC). The webinar featured a panel of speakers from various industries who came together to provide an overview of different driver safety support technologies. The discussion focused on how these technologies can help decrease deaths on roadways and support driver safety, and how they can be implemented in both large and small organizations.

Experts Share Insights into Technology Development and Testing

Driven To Protect

Published: November 06, 2020

On August 27, Driven to Protect hosted an Ask the Experts webinar where attendees were able to learn more about the work the DADSS Program is doing to develop innovative, in-vehicle technology to help eliminate drunk driving and save lives.