News & Updates

DADSS Research Program

DADSS Research Program Technical Update

March 2019

The Senseair™ Breath-Based Sensors

Over the past months, The DADSS Research Program and our partners at Senseair™ have been collecting data from in-vehicle tests (featuring Generation 3.1 Breath-based Sensors) through the program’s Pilot Field Operational Trial and Driven to Protect Partnership with Virginia DMV and James River Transportation. We have used the data from these on-road tests to significantly improve the alcohol measurement for the next generation sensor, GEN 3.2.

Driven To Protect Initiative

DADSS and Driven to Protect at the IIHS Impaired Driving Summit

October 2018 

Rob Strassburger, President and CEO of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), presented on behalf of the DADSS Program at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Impaired Driving Summit on October 18, 2018 in Ruckersville, VA.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richard D. Holcomb column: Saving lives with innovation: Exploring a high-tech solution to the problem of drunk driving

October 2018

When it comes to a pervasive public safety threat like drunken driving, it is critical to find additional actions that will have the greatest effect. New challenges such as drug-impaired driving and driver distraction compound the situation, but here’s the reality: Drunken driving remains our greatest impaired-driving threat.


Statement on Workforce Training Fund Program Grant

October 2018

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, the Baker–Polito Administration announced that KEA Technologies, Inc (KEA) – the company that oversees the research and development of alcohol detection technology on behalf of the DADSS Research Program – has been awarded a Workforce Training Fund Program grant.


Statement from the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc on 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Data

October 2018

Today, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) issued the following statement on new data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) showing a 1.1 percent decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities from 2016 to 2017: