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Sponsorship places drowsy detection company on world racing stage

MEDIA RELEASE Sponsorship places drowsy detection company on world racing stage Australian technology company Optalert has announced a sponsorship with Professional Formula 3 racing driver Dylan Young. Optalert CEO Scott Coles said the sponsorship would be effective for the term of the 2016-17 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship and provided an excellent opportunity to show …

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GE Mining to integrate Optalert’s technology with their Collision Avoidance System

MEDIA RELEASE Optalert and GE Mining to join forces to help improve mine safety Optalert, a leading drowsiness detection provider has agreed with GE Mining, a leading global mining solutions provider, to work together on the integration of Optalert’s early-warning drowsiness detection technology with GE Mining’s Collision Avoidance System. Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) protect miners …

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How fatigue played a role in some of the world’s biggest disasters

Do you try to undermine the importance of sleep? An hour here, 30 minutes there: a few nights of poor sleep isn’t such a big deal, right? Sleep is perhaps more important, and more vital to your reaction time, concentration, and ability to make timely, good decisions, than you give it credit for. It is …

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How Optalert’s technology can be applied to in-vehicle cameras (even in autonomous cars)

When you stop and think about it, it is quite astonishing how far mankind has come – even just in my lifetime. Technology and transport in particular have moved very quickly. While autonomous car experiments have been conducted since the 1920s, it wasn’t until this decade that we have begun to see the incredible advances …

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Can ‘anti-sleep’ alarms really help you stay awake while driving?

They market themselves as “life-saving technology” and promise to keep you awake behind the wheel, but what’s the story behind these ‘anti-sleep’ and ‘stay-awake’ apps? How do they work and do they even work? I investigated… Why these ‘anti-sleep’ alarms and apps exist There’s no denying the people behind these apps likely understand the dangers …

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