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.
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.
Our CEO, Dr. Bud Zaouk, is featured alongside our partners DADSS and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc. in this piece from Advancements TV, hosted by Ted Danson. Advancement is a television series featuring state-of-the-art solutions that are transforming our world through technology and innovation.
Boston Real Estate Times covered Cushman & Wakefield's announcement that the real estate services firm has facilitated a new lease with KEA Technologies located at One Monarch Dr. in Littleton, Massachusetts. KEA Technologies will occupy 20,364 square feet (sf) at the building for the next six years.
We are proud to be a key partner on this initiative to eradicate drunk driving. Learn more about the innovative technology from DADSS in this CBS Morning News piece.
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