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Safety on the job

When someone asks you what you do for a job in a social situation, do you try and talk it up and expand your responsibilities …

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Flying Optalert’s flag in Latin America

The Australia Latin America Business Council (ALABC) was established in 1989 and is made up of leading companies and individuals who are developing business links …

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Optalert, haciendo presencia en América Latina

El Consejo de Negocios de América Latina Australia (ALABC) fue establecido en 1989, está conformado por empresas líderes y personas quienes se encuentran desarrollando vínculos …

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Optalert in outer space

Here at Optalert, we are proud to put our name alongside some of the most important research facilities in the world, and to add to …

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NTC submission

To date, no country has managed to solve the costly problem of drowsy driving within the transport and heavy vehicle industries. The National Transport Commission …

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Mapping accurate fatigue black spots

Imagine driving your journey to work today with no road signs or road markings. You could possibly be driving an unfamiliar road with no recommendations …

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The race against drowsy driving

As a motor racing fan, a technologist and engineer, I am fascinated when watching large scale motor racing at the amount of real-time telematics data …

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Optalert sets sights on new software solutions

Wearable technology company Optalert has announced they are developing an exciting new Android app that will put an end to drowsy driving. Optalert CEO Scott …

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New technology impacting the automotive industry

In recent years, the concept of autonomous vehicles has captured the imagination of consumers. It is widely considered the next ‘must have’ accessory for what …

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Think before you blink

It is very difficult for drivers to self assess their level of drowsiness, but there are a number of symptoms which you should not ignore …

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Calculating the cost of a life

In my capacity as the General Manager of Marketing, among other responsibilities, I am in charge of the packaging and promotion of Optalert’s products and …

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Are we becoming passengers along for the ride?

I have been reading all the media reports on Volvo and Google’s progress in developing driverless cars with great interest. Apple have been reported to …

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Comparing drowsiness to BAC

There is a lot of talk about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs but it is easy to forget …

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The truth about drowsy driving

There are a number of myths about drowsy driving and the possible impact. This infographic highlights some of the dangerous truths about drowsy driving and …

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An eye-opening test drive

When you plan for a long drive, you usually have the car serviced, you fill the tank and you have maps or a reliable GPS …

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Evolution of Optalert’s drowsiness detection hardware

Fatigue management has long been considered an integral part of many company safety policies and procedures; however drowsiness detection is a relatively new concept still …

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Fatigue management: Best practices and recommendations

Education about the importance of sleep health and effective countermeasures for fatigue should form the basis for any fatigue management plan. Fatigue countermeasures refer to …

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Losing sleep over safety

Managing worker fatigue is complex. High performing 24-hour operations require employees working around the clock and this can bring a number of difficulties in ensuring …

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