FAAC’s DrivingForce® Simulation System Deployed for 2013 ILEETA Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI – For the second year FAAC Incorporated’s DrivingForce® technology is being used to conduct the ILEETA Challenge competition at the upcoming ILEETA Conference in Wheeling, IL.
The ILEETA Challenge is an integrated physical exertion, driving, and force options competition. Judges will score the event on factors such as driving due regard, force option reasonableness, and a physical exercise event. DrivingForce combines both driving and force options training simulation systems.
FAAC Public Safety Specialist Chuck Deakins, who is once again creating and conducting the challenge, said this event encapsulates the equivalent of a full-cycle training event. The DrivingForce system is composed of FAAC’s LE-1000 driver training simulator and sister company IES MILO Range force options simulation system. These two instructional components are seamlessly integrated into a single, full-cycle training system that provides a powerful training tool for law enforcement instructors.
Full-cycle response training enables instructors to view, analyze, and coach students on proper etiquette, protocols, and methods during simulated service calls. DrivingForce requires students to make multiple complex decisions and engage in intricate responses under conditions of time pressure, high stakes, and high-stress scenarios.
“The greatest benefit of an event that uses this type of technology is for instructors to see where their own skills truly are at when under pressure,” Deakins said. “It may be under stress or just simple exertion, but it is under pressure so it is a truer test of an instructor’s skills. It also highlights the potential of this type of technology and how far instructors can take it for training purposes.” 
FAAC Business Developer Bill Martin said the DrivingForce system is a good tool to evaluate trainee responses to stressful events.
“One reason why DrivingForce is such a powerful training tool is that instructors can allow students to fail or act improperly in the scenario, so an instructor can provide the proper remedy,” Martin said. “Mostly, we learn from our mistakes, not our successes, so the simulator is the best training tool out there to unearth improper activity so it can be corrected before these officers face the same encounter on the street.”
For more information on FAAC products and services, contact Bill Martin at 734-761-5836 or visit the website at www.faac.com. To learn more about DrivingForce, go here: http://www.faac.com/drivingforce/index.html
For more information on IES Interactive products and services, contact Jesse Wimmer at 303-378-5283 or visit the website at www.ies-usa.com.

The Challenge is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.