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Washington Post

New technology could put an end to drunken driving, officials say

By Ashley Halsey III

A technological breakthrough that could virtually eliminate the drunken driving that kills 10,000 Americans each year was announced Thursday by federal officials, who said it could begin appearing in cars in five years.


USDOT gives first look at built-in alcohol sensors for cars

By Bob Segall

Would you want an alcohol sensor built into your car to keep you from driving drunk? Government researchers have been spending millions of dollars to develop that technology and have now unveiled a prototype to show what could eventually be standard equipment in millions of cars.


My Fox DC

New tool to help combat drunk driving

There’s a new tool to help combat drunk driving.


DADSS Joins Congress and Safety Advocates at Press Event & Reception

On Thursday, June 4, DADSS joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Members of Congress to share the latest advancements in the development of first-of-its-kind technology that can passively, reliably and accurately measure a driver’s blood alcohol level.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

DOT joins members of Congress, industry and safety advocates to highlight the life-saving potential of groundbreaking technology to prevent drunk driving

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today joined with members of Congress, safety advocates and industry representatives at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters to highlight advances in the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program, a research partnership between NHTSA and an industry consortium to develop technology to prevent alcohol-impaired drivers from operating their vehicles while under the influence.