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Optalert Automotive Drowsiness Detection – Software Development Kit Release 7.0

Optalert are excited to announce Release 7.0 of the Optalert Drowsiness Software Development Kit. The updated SDK will be available at the end of June 2022 for Tier1 and OEM customers and all developers of Driver Monitoring Systems for Automotive.  Headline features include: Objective and predictive drowsiness protection Now with real-time driver state detection and KSS Compliant with Euro NCAP, …

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Optalert Drowsiness Mini-Series: Part Three

How is Drowsiness Measured? Last episode the drowsiness regulation process in humans was discussed. However, to apply this understanding to real world situations we need to be able to objectively measure drowsiness levels. So how is drowsiness measured? There are two classes of methods for measuring drowsiness: objective and subjective. Objective measures are independent of …

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Euro NCAP’s Fatigue and Unresponsive Driver Evaluation

There are four boxes representing general assessment areas that Euro NCAP uses to evaluate safety ratings. The fourth box, known as Safety Assist is subcategorised into four areas, one of which is Occupant Status Monitoring. This category is further subdivided into two areas, one of which is called Driver State Monitoring. Driver State Monitoring  is …

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What factors contribute to a 5-star Euro NCAP rating?

Stars are awarded based on points scored in four assessment boxes: Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Pedestrian Protection and Safety Assist. Details on how individual boxes are assessed are listed in their respective Assessment Protocols which can be found on Euro NCAP’s website. A vehicle’s score from each box is then divided by the …

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