Well that’s a wrap and a fond farewell to Brussels and the 2016 Alcohol Interlock Symposium. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) welcomed more than 150 persons from around the world for the 2016 edition, and ACS was proud, once again, to be a platinum sponsor of the event.
From its humble origins at a kitchen table in 1999, the Symposium has traversed the globe bringing together researchers, policy makers and manufacturers, for a common vision: road safety. ACS is a leader in the development of products and programs to meet this common vision.
The theme of the 2016 Symposium was “Efficiency through Automation”. As alcohol interlock technology evolves, it becomes increasingly important to understand how intelligent devices can be embedded in sophisticated vehicles and linked to database systems to make services more accessible and enhance road safety.
From September 13th to 15th, a series of interactive sessions took place at this exciting event, providing attendees with the latest news and developments regarding interlock programs around the world. The key takeaway was that interlock technology will remain an essential safety tool to protect road users for years to come, despite the increasing availability of automated vehicles.
The search is on for the next Symposium location. And we are looking forward to the input of our participants and collaborators for the next venue.
Check out the symposium website where presentations and proceedings can be downloaded: www.interlocksymposium.com.