By Brooke Williams
The Driven to Protect Initiative and Virginia DMV presented new alcohol detection technology at Wednesday’s highway safety summit.
In early June, the DADSS Research Program participated in the 25th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) in Detroit, MI.
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 to the global community.
The DADSS program was well-represented at ESV: more than five technical papers were submitted and four presentations were made by the program leaders, technology developers and partners. This included a status update by DADSS Program & Technical Manager Bud Zaouk; presentation by Jonas Ljungblad of Hok Instrument AB on the breath-based system; and finally, new findings on the preliminary human testing results being conducted by Dr. Scott Lukas, of the Harvard Medical School-affiliated McLean Hospital.
The X2 Research vehicle – equipped with early prototypes – was also on display in the Exhibit Hall, where representatives from KEA Technologies, Inc. helped showcase the technology and discuss program’s progress to date.
For more information about the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) conference, visit https://www-esv.nhtsa.dot.gov/