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Virginia DMV working with DADSS Program on new alcohol detection technology in vehicles
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The DADSS Program, of which KEA is a testing partner, is working with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), and Schneider — a premier provider of transportation, intermodal, and logistics services - on a trial deployment program for anti-drunk driving technology.

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How a new device can help prevent drunk driving
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The Virginia DMV, along with several partners, announced the expansion of real-world testing of a device that can detect if a driver has been drinking just by them getting in the vehicle.

Schneider to Pilot Truck Driver Alcohol Detection System
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Schneider will become the first truckload carrier to conduct a trial deployment of "lifesaving technology" developed through the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program (DADSS).

US law signed by President Joe Biden will require new cars to detect drunk drivers
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As part of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), researchers have developed tiny vent-like sensors that draw in a driver's exhaled breath and test it.

Or the driver pushes the ignition button, which measures blood alcohol levels under the skin's surface by shining an infrared light through the person's fingertip.

KEA is the key testing partner for the DADSS technology. Click through to read the full article.

‘This is essentially eliminating drunk driving’: Impaired driving prevention measure passed in Infrastructure Bill
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The organization believes that a timeline can be met with existing technologies and those currently being developed. The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), states that their current timeline for use in consumer vehicles is by 2024 for the breath system and 2025 for the touch system.


KEA is the key testing partner for the DADSS technology.

Congress has a mandate for automakers: Put technology in your cars that stops drunk driving
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One promising technology on the horizon is called DADSS (short for “Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety”). Being developed since 2008 by a group of 17 different automakers and the NHTSA, it’s a setup that automatically detects if the person who just got behind the wheel has a BAC of 0.08% or more—the legal limit. Embedded sensors measure the driver’s blood alcohol level; if it’s too high, the car won’t start. This is accomplished in two ways: via a breathalyzer that runs the driver’s breath through an infrared light beam to calculate their BAC, then through a touch-based system placed directly in the car’s ignition button or gear shift that reads the driver’s BAC just below the surface of their skin.

KEA is the key testing partner for DADSS.

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