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DADSS Research Program  |  April 3, 2019

DADSS at 2019 Lifesavers Conference

April 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.

In addition, the demonstration vehicle with some of the latest breath-based sensors was on display in the Exhibit Hall, giving conference attendees a first-hand view of the technology. For many of our partners who have been following the progress of the DADSS technology, it was a chance to see the advancements in how sensitive the sensors are becoming. The exhibit also highlighted the program’s partnership with the Virginia DMV and the on-road vehicle tests being conducted by the Driven to Protect initiative.

The Lifesavers Conference is an annual opportunity to reflect on the safety of our roadways and the ways in which we can work together to reverse deadly trends. Impaired driving continues to be one of the greatest threats we face, and we’re committed to making advanced in-vehicle technology part of the solution.