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Future in-car biometrics could detect drunk-driving or a heart attack

Politicians in the US recently released a bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes around $555 billion in new spending to build roads, public transit, and other transport options. Amongst other things, the bill mandates Car OEMs to introduce technology to “passively monitor the performance of a driver of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired.”

This is significant news for companies working on tech to detect drunk-drivers. In June, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc. (ACTS) announced that a product equipped with new alcohol detection technology would be available for open-source licensing in commercial vehicles for the first time in late 2021.

Their tech results from extensive R&D and testing by the DADSS Program, a public-private partnership between automakers and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

Open-source licensing means that the drunk-driving technology will be available to any

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Car Salesman Billy Fuccillo remembered for his huge heart

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– When you think of Billy Fuccillo, one word immediately comes to mind, huge. The famous car salesman, known for his iconic commercials and catchphrase has passed away from illness at the age of 65. But to those who knew him, he was known for his huge heart.

“He’s like what you saw on tv,” explained Greg Sorrentino, President and CEO of the Center for Disability Services. “He was a big guy with a huge personality, and I guess a part maybe that you didn’t know about him, is that he had a heart the same size as his body himself.”

When Fuccillo wasn’t selling cars, he was helping organizations such as the the Center for Disability Services, even attending Siro’s Cup in Saratoga.

“He jumps up on stage and says, ‘I’m giving $50,000,’

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