US trucking companies set to benefit from SmartCap’s pioneering driver fatigue technology

Australian company SmartCap Technologies is expanding into the US trucking market. SmartCap’s wearable technology prevents microsleeps by providing accurate fatigue measurements in real time to operators and drivers.

SmartCap’s LifeBand headgear can be worn under a cap by drivers and uses state-of-the-art EEG technology to provide the earliest and most accurate detection of fatigue risk in real-time. LifeBand connects via Bluetooth to a display within the cabin, where the Life App provides real-time fatigue measurements and empowers drivers to proactively manage their alertness, anywhere, anytime.

“We are confident that we can transform the American trucking industry, making it safer and significantly reducing the risk from fatigue both for drivers and the businesses who employ them,” said SmartCap CEO Tim Ekert. “Across a nation as vast as the US, transportation of goods by truck is hugely significant – the industry employs millions of drivers and generates hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue each year.”

“By eliminating microsleeps, our real time fatigue technology eliminates the number one cause of driver accidents in the workplace,” Ekert pointed out.

SmartCap’s technology was originally developed to overcome the limitations of other fatigue monitoring systems in the mining industry. Over the past decade, it’s been put to use by some of the world’s biggest companies, from mining to road transport.

“All of our clients see dramatic results when they implement SmartCap technology. We’re working with industry to make driver fatigue incidents a thing of the past,” said Ekert.

“We are excited by the prospect of making a positive impact on the US trucking market, both in terms of the safety of drivers along with reducing the costs associated with fatigue related accidents.”

SmartCap will be exhibiting at the American Trucking Association (ATA) 2019 Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) at the San Diego Convention Centre, where leaders from across the country will meet from 5-9 October.

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