Welcome to the Discovery Hub. Here, you can learn about the dangers of alcohol–impaired driving and the innovative technologies currently in development to make our roads and highways safer.
Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program
DADSS is a first-of-its-kind, vehicle–integrated, alcohol detection technology. By passively detecting a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC), it prevents a car from moving while the driver’s BAC is at or above the legal limit of 0.08%.
This technology must meet rigorous performance standards before it can be installed in cars or trucks. When ready, it will be offered to vehicle owners as a voluntary safety option, much like other driver–assist systems (i.e., automatic emergency braking or lane departure warning systems).
Key Partners in the DADSS Program
DADSS Program partners include:
The DADSS Program is one of the most important government and private sector partnerships in recent years. Public-private partnerships like DADSS have led to innovations that enhance our everyday lives, such as internet, GPS, and the microchip.
DADSS Driven to Protect Discovery Hub
The learning modules below allow you to:
There are also Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) modules available so students can learn about the science and engineering behind the DADSS technologies.
The DADSS and Driven To Protect Demonstration Vehicle
Overview of the DADSS Technology
First Anniversary of our Partnership with James River Transportation
IIHS/HLDI Reception Featuring the DADSS and Driven To Protect Vehicle
Time-lapse of a DADSS Vehicle Integration
A Day in the Life of a Breath Sensor: The Testing Process