Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety
Autonomous vehicle technology holds great potential for preventing impaired driving and many other dangerous driving behaviors; however, it will be decades before every car on the road drives itself. Until then, Responsibility.org supports the development of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) technology research and sees it as a promising prevention tool to save lives.
DADSS is a 10 year project of, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) to develop a non-invasive technology that will prevent a person from starting a DADSS-equipped vehicle if the driver has an illegal BAC limit of .08 or above. The technology must be absolutely reliable, accurate, affordable, precise, tamper-resistant, durable under extreme environments and require minimal maintenance. Additionally, this technology must be unobtrusive, especially to those drivers who do not consume alcohol. Technologies developed under this project are envisioned to be voluntarily installed as an option on new cars.
This technology is being piloted in 2018 in several states. Hopefully the DADSS technology will be available soon to stop people from driving drunk. Responsibility.org is a strong supporter of DADSS.