What would roadside fatigue or drowsiness testing look like?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Dr Trefor Morgan
First, we had breath tests to test Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). Then, we had saliva swabs to test for illegal drugs. Now, we could be seeing a test for drowsiness that completes the roadside test trifecta. Roadside drowsiness testing has rapidly become a popular discussion topi .. Continue reading >

The evolution of road safety

Friday, February 10, 2017 by Scott Coles
As we take a look back at the evolution of road safety, it’s interesting to see how much has changed; most of which has occurred just within the last 200 years. From the horse-drawn carriage to sensors, cameras, and Bluetooth technology, a lot has happened in the road safety sphere over th .. Continue reading >

Preventative vs responsive drowsiness technology

Monday, February 06, 2017 by James Gorry
When describing Optalert’s products to customers, I often use the word preventative along with ‘predictive’, ‘real-time’ and ‘anticipatory’. It is these words that set our technology apart from others. One word I seldom use is ‘responsive&rsqu .. Continue reading >

Sleep deprivation... as a form of torture

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
No matter how many times we discuss it, it seems some people still dismiss the extreme effect drowsiness or sleep deprivation can have on our health, mind and cognitive actions. In fact, sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture throughout history. Think that sounds absurd? Re .. Continue reading >

NTC submission – autonomous vehicle trials

Monday, January 23, 2017 by Scott Coles
Australia’s National Transport Commission (NTC) has requested submissions for their paper on “National guidelines for automated vehicle trials”. The purpose is to have state and territory road transport agencies working under a common national approach on how they will regulate .. Continue reading >

Drowsiness and fatigue in the rail industry

Monday, January 09, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
Did you know human error, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), accounts for the majority of rail accidents? Of these accidents, the NTSB estimates up to half (http://www.opb.org/news/article/crew-fatigue-remains-unsolved-problem-underestimat/) are due to fatigue.  .. Continue reading >

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