News & Updates

City Journal Magazine

AV vs. DUI: Autonomous vehicles offer new promise for combating drunk driving, but they also raise new questions.

Despite deaths from cell phones and other tech distractions, a huge percentage of the carnage on America’s roads is still due to drinking and driving. Out of the 37,461 people killed on the roads in 2016, 10,497 people—nearly 30 percent—died because they were, or someone else was, drunk. An innovative way is emerging to cut that death toll, and it highlights the burgeoning issues of regulating autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

Driven To Protect Initiative

Driven To Protect highlights the leadership of the Virginia DMV

August 2018

The Driven To Protect Initiative, a partnership between the Virginia DMV and the DADSS Program, exhibited at the 2018 Annual International Conference of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).

DADSS Research Program

DADSS Research Program Technical Update

July 2018

Since our last update, the DADSS Program has received and programmed more than 100 Generation 3.1 breath-based sensors and is preparing to integrate them into Pilot Field Operational Trial (PFOT) vehicles. To date, we have several fully-integrated vehicles undergoing some initial road tests to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Driven To Protect Initiative

Driven to Protect at Fort Belvoir Safety Day

May 2018 

On May 17, the DADSS team attended the Fort Belvoir Safety Day in Fairfax County, Virginia.

DADSS Research Program

Statement by Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Regarding the Acquisition of Senseair AB by Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM)

April 2018 

The following statement is attributable to Robert Strassburger, President & CEO of ACTS
regarding the acquisition of Senseair AB by Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM):