Friday, June 5, 2015

NHTSA And Detroit's Big Three Create An Alcohol Detection Technology

NHTSA And Detroit's Big Three Create An Alcohol Detection Technology

BAY CITY, Mich. - Early yesterday morning, the National Highway Traffic Administration unveiled a first-ever prototype vehicle with advanced alcohol detection technology that could ultimately prevent drunk drivers from operating vehicles. The project has been under development since 2008, and the NHTSA has been working with Detroit's Big Three (General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Fiat-Chrysler) to create this game changing technology. Check it out!


Pretty neat huh? The NHTSA and Detroit's Big Three create an alcohol detection technology called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or "DADDS", which is a non-invasive system aimed at detecting when a driver is above the legal alcohol limit. The technology being used is astonishing, and it looks like they have thought of everything. This announcement was made in front of hundreds of members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, at the agency's headquarters, which shows how serious the NHTSA and Detroit's Big Three are. 

The big point for automakers is to make sure the new technology is completely reliable, and would not prevent a sober person from driving or operating the vehicle. Currently, Congress is considering legislation to extend federal funding for the research project. Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez said as recently as a few years ago the technology was a "pipe dream", but after intense research it is closer to a reality. It will be interesting to see where the technology goes in the next few years, and when it will be implemented into models available to the public. 

The NHTSA and Detroit's Big Three create an alcohol detection technology that will help fight drunk driving, and make driving an all-around safer activity. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 years old (23.4 percent). Hopefully this technology will be a useful tool at colleges and universities across the United States. You can definitely count on Hank Graff Bay City to keep you updated on this new and innovative technology as news is released Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website:

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