News & Updates

Statement from Robert Strassburger, President and CEO, Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety

DADSS Research Program

Published: July 23, 2020

The following statement is attributable to Robert Strassburger, President & CEO of ACTS regarding today’s report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on the potential impact of alcohol-detection systems.

Update on Next Phase of Driven to Protect Maryland

Driven to Protect

Published: February 20, 2020

In August 2019, the state of Maryland announced the launch of a new traffic safety partnership between the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) and its Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Research Program (DADSS Research Program), known as Driven to Protect | Maryland. Through the Driven to Protect initiative, Maryland is supporting the advancement of the DADSS alcohol detection sensor technology.

Driven to Protect at 37th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

Driven to Protect

Published: October 15, 2019

In October 2019, the Driven to Protect team attended at the annual Manassas Fall Jubilee in Historic Downtown Manassas, Virginia. This highly recognized craft and artisan festival attracted nearly 30,000 people from across Virginia and the metro D.C. area.

Human Subject Drivers Testing Rolls Out

DADSS Research Program

Published: October 02, 2019

In March of 2019, the DADSS Program received OMB approval to run a series of controlled, in-vehicle tests involving sober drivers and drinking passengers to determine how the sensors respond to real-world driving conditions. These tests began in Massachusetts in late June, in partnership with McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate as well as at KEA Technologies, Inc. The data collected from this research will inform the development and calibration of the next generation of breath sensors, as well as future vehicle integration.

Driven to Protect at the Neptune Festival

Driven to Protect

Published: September 29, 2019

In September 2019, the Driven to Protect team attended the annual Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The three-day festival covered 32 city blocks along the boardwalk and attracted thousands of people from Virginia and across the U.S.