Driver alcohol-detection systems: The end to drunk driving?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 3:30pm

Presentation and Materials

About the Event

Technology may finally be able to eliminate drunk driving with advanced systems that can be installed in all vehicles to noninvasively measure driver blood-alcohol concentration. In 2011, researchers plan to demonstrate prototype devices in a research vehicle.

At the CTS Winter Luncheon, Susan Ferguson, program manager for a multimillion dollar research program investigating driver alcohol-detection technologies, presented the latest research findings and efforts under way to gauge public reaction to such technology.


Susan A. Ferguson is president of Ferguson International LLC, a highway safety research consulting company. She previously was senior vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition, Ferguson has served on the MADD National Board of Directors, the Executive Board of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs and Transportation.