Waking up groggy truck drivers from 17,000 KM away

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Truck drivers around the world are monitored and even woken up remotely in Caterpillar’s Peoria headquarters.

Caterpillar’s sleep fatigue center uses face recognition software to observe drivers who may start to nod off or become distracted. Clips of the drivers who are either distracted or groggy arrive from locations ranging from northern Alberta to Western Australia, over 17,000 KM away.

MINING.com discussed the sleep management system with Mike Hatfield, who looks after business development at Caterpillar. MINING.com toured the facility in the fall of 2015.

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