Electric-Bus Simulator for New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center

Published on February 26, 2018

FAAC Delivers Worlds Most Advanced Electric-Bus Simulator for New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA — February 26, 2018 FAAC Incorporated was selected by New Flyer to deliver the world’s first – bus simulator modeling New Flyers sophisticated Xcelsior® CHARGE battery-electric bus for its Vehicle Innovation Center. New Flyer, the largest transit bus … Continued

WACO Transit unveils simulator for bus-driver training

Published on February 18, 2018

When Waco Transit driver JT Colter buckled himself into the Waco Transit bus simulator for the first time last week, he slowly pulled onto a fictitious downtown street. “It is not 100 percent what you are doing out on the road, but it is definitely as real as you are going to get,” Colter said. … Continued

Product Preview: High-Tech Simulations

Published on December 28, 2017

The Theater 300, from MILO Range Training Systems, utilizes five high-definition projectors and Surround Sound to envelope trainees within 300-degrees of interactive surfaces, providing the company’s most fully immersive use-of-force training experience. The system, which offers scenario authoring that allows a single instructor to run a simulation that responds to the actions and decisions of the … Continued

Reporter takes turn in driver’s seat for high-speed chase

Published on December 15, 2017

Stationed at the West Central Texas Council of Governments facility on Loop 322, the simulator was part of a program giving police officers a chance to train safely their minds and bodies. It’s not just high-speed chases, though as a member of the public, that certainly was my interest. Instead, the simulator allowed officers attending the … Continued

Taking a Front Seat to Technology at New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center

Published on December 1, 2017

During the October grand opening ceremony of the VIC, a manufacturing lab and training facility for new-technology buses, I drove a simulation bus used for operator training. It opened my eyes to the challenges bus operators face every day, even though my track was mostly obstacle free. Moreover, I took a front seat to the … Continued

FBI tests shoot, don’t shoot with a MILO Range Simulator

Published on November 10, 2017

A simulator helps FBI agents make better decisions on when they should and should not fire their guns. Agents regularly go through the MILO Range simulator. Wednesday they gave a demonstration. The life or death decisions the law enforcement face are not always easy to predict. The FBI shows a scenario in the simulator where … Continued

Mich. universities push ahead on autonomous vehicles

Published on October 23, 2017

Lawrence Tech’s vehicle is known as ACTor, or Autonomous Campus Transport/Taxi, and is expected to be functioning on campus by August. It is planned to be a level-three autonomous vehicle, meaning hands can be taken off the wheel and eyes off the road. See full article here
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