Automotive

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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Prof Matthew Kiernan

Global Neurology Expert Joins the Board of World’s Leading Drowsiness & Alertness Detection Company, Optalert

Optalert, the world’s leader in drowsiness and alertness detection, today welcomed Professor Matthew Kiernan as a new Non- Executive Director of its board. Professor Matthew Kiernan is Co-Director of the Brain and Mind Centre, focusing on discovery and translation and President of the Brain Foundation, funding world-class research into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. He …

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What is the Euro NCAP?

Based in Leuven, Belgium, the European New Car Assessment Programme (or Euro NCAP) is a European rating system designed to help inform consumers about the safety aspects of a vehicle. Vehicles are put through a battery of tests and evaluated using a 5-star rating system (with 5 being the highest) to indicate a model’s safety …

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