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DADSS Research Program

DADSS Research Program Technical Update

March 2018

In late 2017, the DADSS Program made substantive progress towards its goal of producing a first-of-its-kind technology that would automatically detect when a driver is intoxicated. Over the last few months, the team has received and begun testing the latest prototypes, overcome some technical challenges, improved existing systems and discovered new information about the absorption of alcohol by the human body—all while preparing for the kick-off of field testing in 2018.


Revolutionary technology could soon stop all drunk drivers

February 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) – New technology in cars could stop anyone who is over the legal limit, from getting behind the wheel and driving drunk.

It’s revolutionary technology that Lynchburg resident Bridget Moore wishes was available sooner.


WTOP: Program explores tech to keep drunken drivers off the road

January 2018

The Washington Auto Show showcased a lot of technology meant to keep you safer behind the wheel, including one program experimenting with tech to keep drunken drivers off the road.

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DADSS at Washington Auto Show

January 2018 

The DADSS Program will be exhibiting at the Washington Auto Show from January 26th to February 5th.

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Statement by Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Research Program on NASEM Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Report

January 17, 2018

Today, Robert Strassburger, President & CEO of ACTS, issued the following statement on behalf of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Research Program in response to a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled Getting to Zero Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities: A Comprehensive Approach to a Persistent Problem. This report, which was released today, identified promising strategies to reduce deaths caused by alcohol-impaired driving in the United States.