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DADSS at 2019 Lifesavers Conference

DADSS Research Program

Published: April 03, 2019

The DADSS Program was pleased to be a part of the 2019 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Louisville, Kentucky. We presented on the panel “Addressing Impaired Driving with Autonomous Vehicles & Other New In-vehicle Technologies,” sharing the lifesaving mission that drives the public-private partnership, the challenges faced with developing a breakthrough technology, the progress made to date, and the role of the DADSS technology in an autonomous future.

DADSS Testifies Before House Subcommittee

DADSS Research Program

Published: March 14, 2019

On March 14, Rob Strassburger, President and CEO of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), testified before the House Energy and Commerce’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee on “Enhancing Vehicle Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving.”

DADSS Research Program Technical Update

DADSS Research Program

Published: March 01, 2019

Over the past months, The DADSS Research Program and our partners at Senseair™ have been collecting data from in-vehicle tests (featuring Generation 3.1 Breath-based Sensors) through the program’s Pilot Field Operational Trial and Driven to Protect Partnership with Virginia DMV and James River Transportation. We have used the data from these on-road tests to significantly improve the alcohol measurement for the next generation sensor, GEN 3.2.

DADSS and Driven to Protect at the IIHS Impaired Driving Summit

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: October 29, 2018

Rob Strassburger, President and CEO of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), presented on behalf of the DADSS Program at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Impaired Driving Summit on October 18, 2018 in Ruckersville, VA.

Richard D. Holcomb column: Saving lives with innovation: Exploring a high-tech solution to the problem of drunk driving

Richmond Times Dispatch

Published: October 22, 2018

When it comes to a pervasive public safety threat like drunken driving, it is critical to find additional actions that will have the greatest effect. New challenges such as drug-impaired driving and driver distraction compound the situation, but here’s the reality: Drunken driving remains our greatest impaired-driving threat.