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Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety 

Since 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) have been working to create the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) — 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. supports the DADSS research and sees it as a promising prevention tool to save lives.

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Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS)

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