PLANTATION, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/17 -- Atacama Resources International (OTCQB: ACRL) developers of a suite of mobile applications, announced today that the Company has released a test version of Good2Drive Fleet, a mobile application that allows corporate fleet owners and operators to test a commercial driver's cognitive alertness before getting behind the wheel of his or her vehicle. Good2Drive Fleet includes a 60-90 second image matching test using a patented algorithm that was created based on the scientific study of cognitive abilities at various West Coast hospitals and universities.
Good2Drive Fleet not only includes the Good2Drive test released in July but adds a critical 'Results Dashboard' for fleet operators that provides a powerful new safety tool to support realistic management of hundreds or even thousands of drivers in their fleet.
"We are pleased to announce the release of Good2Drive Fleet through Google Play and the iTunes store. We are convinced that this mobile application will promote safer driving habits by commercial drivers," stated Dan Finch, President of Good2Drive. "While drinking and driving is a major concern, the possible impairment to commercial fleet drivers caused by both drugs and fatigue is emerging as a significant factor in traffic crashes in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Good2Drive Fleet's patented algorithm and test have been proven to accurately identify cognitive impairment whether it is due to drinking, drugs, medications or drowsiness."
Good2Drive Fleet features have been developed specifically to assist fleet managers in detecting possible impairment in their drivers. The logistics of keeping track of many drivers has been addressed by Good2Drive Fleet, and the results are presented in a 'Company Specific Driver Dashboard' that provides driver information requested by the company. Not only can many drivers be signed up at one time, overall information about the test history of each driver can be presented in pie shape or bar graph format to highlight driver performance. Details can include the list of all drivers, the ability to click on one driver to see individual results, average results and latest results. Trends can be noted on an individual driver basis, evaluated and action taken as required, to help the driver return to safe driving status.
Good2Drive Fleet will not add complexity to the start-up checklist at the beginning of a shift. That extra minute or so to take the test will confirm that the driver is fit to drive that day or, more importantly, will signal that the driver is NOT in a position to drive safely. If the use of Good2Drive Fleet flags even a 1% 'fail' result for a fleet driver, and the driver is prevented from driving under that condition, the chance of an accident for that fleet operation has been reduced.
Moving cargo is stressful enough without having to worry about driver fitness. Good2Drive Fleet gives fleet owners an additional tool to ensure that their cargo is in good hands. Obviously Good2Drive Fleet promotes safety, and the fact that lives may be saved and injuries may be reduced is the main reason that Good2Drive Fleet is such a compelling, value-adding product. With fewer accidents on the highway, an improved insurance claim record and more cargo reaching its destination, the economic benefits to the fleet owner will be substantial.
Several companies with significant fleet operations have agreed to roll out Good2Drive Fleet as part of a field trial to become familiar with the mobile app prior to implementing the product throughout their company. The test results will become part of the driver's score card and will provide a more detailed history of the company's drivers.
Future press releases will highlight the companies that install Good2Drive Fleet as part of their overall fleet management system.
More information about Good2Drive Fleet will be available shortly at www.Good2Drive.com.
About Good2Drive, Inc. (www.Good2Drive.com)
Good2Drive, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atacama Resources International. The company is committed to providing smartphone hosted applications based on our proprietary testing for cognitive awareness. Our suite of smartphone hosted app's will include cognitive tests for care givers, seniors with impairments, remote employees in potentially hazardous environments and other situations where it is necessary to be cognitively alert.
About Atacama Resources International (www.acrlintl.com)
Atacama Resources International is a publicly traded OTCQB company with significant mining claims in the greater Kirkland Lake area of Northern Ontario. Metals and minerals under potential exploration include gold, silver, diamonds, graphite and cobalt. Major deposits of copper and iron ore are included in the mining claims. Atacama's technology business includes a pioneering smartphone application called Good2Drive and follow on products that will be released later in 2017 and 2018.
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