DADSS Research Program at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Technical Conference

In early June, the DADSS Research Program participated in the 26th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

This bi-annual conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is designed to share innovative advances in motor vehicle safety and encourage international cooperation among the global community.

The DADSS Program was well-represented at ESV: five technical papers were submitted and five presentations were made by the program leaders, technology developers and partners. This included a status update by DADSS Program & Technical Manager Bud Zaouk of KEA Technologies Inc.; an introduction and update on the DADSS Field Operational Trials by Michael Willis of KEA Technologies Inc.; an introduction and update on the DADSS-VA Pilot Deployment Project by Remi Fournier of KEA Technologies Inc.; a presentation by Jonas Ljungblad of Senseair on the breath-based system; and finally, new findings on the human subject testing results being conducted by Dr. Scott Lukas of the Harvard Medical School-affiliated McLean Hospital.

Several prototypes were on display in the Exhibit Hall, where representatives from the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), KEA Technologies Inc., and Senseair helped showcase the technology and discuss the program’s progress to date.

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