TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp (ACS) has
been awarded the manufacturing contract to produce Volvo Car Corporation's new
Alcoguard(TM) - a device aimed at preventing drink driving by requiring the
intended driver to pass a breath alcohol test prior to starting the vehicle.
ACS has worked closely with Volvo Cars to manufacture a fully integrated
product designed exclusively for most Volvo cars. Rather than fitting a
one-size-fits-all alcohol interlock, ACS engineered an entirely new product
meeting the strict OEM automotive specifications provided by Volvo Cars.
Bill Burger, Technical Director for ACS stated "It's one thing to have a
vehicle manufacturer incorporate your existing product into their vehicle as
an aftermarket accessory, but it's quite another to have a vehicle
manufacturer request a customised alcohol interlock for mass production." ACS
is the first alcohol interlock manufacturer in the world to be awarded such a
The Alcoguard features the convenience of wireless technology allowing it
to go with the driver outside of the vehicle. Previously, most alcohol
interlocks require the driver to conduct the test while inside the vehicle due
to the cable constraints. Although the Alcoguard incorporates relatively new
wireless technology, the design has proven reliable in numerous field studies.
To ensure quality standards are maintained, Volvo Cars has insisted ACS
meet Q1 standards as defined by Ford - Volvo Cars parent company. ACS is also
in the final stages of achieving another automotive standard, TS 16949 which
will soon accompany the existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.
Serial production is expected to begin in 2008. Customers looking to
purchase the Alcoguard should visit their local Volvo Cars dealership in
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp is an industry leader of alcohol
interlock programs as well as a producer of breath alcohol testing technology.
Our philosophy of providing world-class customer service and conducting
continuous scientific research has allowed us to become a premier supplier to
industries such as automotive, medical assessment, law enforcement, industrial
safety and personal use markets.
Based in Canada since 1976, ACS distributes its products and programs to
Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australia through ACS global offices
and business partners.
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For further information: Media Inquiries: Mr. Bill Burger, Technical
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