KEA Technologies, a provider of independent testing services, product development, and engineering solutions, announced today that Bill Bentley has joined its team as Director of Engineering. Bentley brings over 25 years of experience in the development of machinery and electro-mechanical safety products from concept through launch for various markets and will help KEA to continue to exceed customer expectations in product development, testing, and R&D.
You don’t start a company because you’re thinking about setting an example but it’s a huge part of the experience. Through my own tenacity, risk taking, and courage, I am cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit within my kids. The pride they show when they talk about what I’ve accomplished keeps me going and it’s clear I have inspired them.
Marlborough, MA – November 17, 2020 - KEA Technologies, a provider of independent testing services, product development, and engineering solutions, announced today its additional ISO/IEC 17025:2017 testing accreditations for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIIDs) and a new project with Smart Start, a worldwide manufacturer of ignition interlock devices since 1992.
The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program – a joint effort of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety – has been developing unique, in-vehicle alcohol detection systems to more effectively address the problem of alcohol-impaired driving. These technologies, both breath-and touch-based, are intended to be seamless with the driving task, non-intrusive, accurate, fast, reliable, durable, and require little or no maintenance.
In early June, the DADSS Research Program participated in the 26th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
This bi-annual conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is designed to share innovative advances in motor vehicle safety and encourage international cooperation among the global community.
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.