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The Three Traditional Theories of Simulator Sickness and their Implications for Scenario Design

Published on February 1, 2021

The Three Traditional Theories of Simulator Sickness and their Implications for Scenario Design
  Simulator sickness can complicate simulation-based driving research and negatively affect the validity of that research. When participants are uncomfortable or nauseous, they will be distracted from tasks, preoccupied with their discomfort. They may (consciously or unconsciously) avoid tasks or perform poorly to avoid further irritation. Our Realtime Technologies lead engineer and general manager, Heather … Continued

Driver Simulation Training: How to Teach Good Judgment

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Driver Simulation Training: How to Teach Good Judgment
There is a saying among medical doctors: “Gaining experience is not equivalent to becoming an expert.” Expertise and good judgment arise from the combination of acquiring clinical experience and then looking back and analyzing what happened, “reflect[ing] on the role of thought processes, psychomotor skills, and emotional states to improve or maintain future performance.”[source] This … Continued

Bullet Traps & Backstops for Shooting Ranges

Published on January 20, 2021

Bullet Traps & Backstops for Shooting Ranges
Some avid shooters have air-guns in their arsenal. For plinking or practicing the aspects of shooting, some go to the garage, out in the yard, or even in the home when there are no parents or spouses to witness breaking the rule of no airguns in the house. When we do so, we have a … Continued

Bus Training Simulators: A Change in Transit Culture

Published on January 13, 2021

  Bus training simulators have changed the way we think about driver training. In this video, two subject matter experts discuss the impact made by bus simulation training and some common misconceptions about the process. Learn more about FAAC’s bus training simulators by clicking here. Or contact us directly In this video, Clayne Woodbury (North … Continued

Simulation Training: Staying in Character and Using Consequences to Get the Most Out of Your Sim

Published on January 12, 2021

Simulation Training: Staying in Character and Using Consequences to Get the Most Out of Your Sim
  Regardless of your equipment or budget, there are two key practices that can consistently increase the effectiveness of any simulation training program: 1. Build Consequences into Each Scenario 2. Stay in Character  Rob Raheb—a simulation training specialist with FAAC—has decades of experience in Emergency Medical Services and has trained first responders and transit drivers … Continued

Protest Response – How to Fill the Policy Gaps and Train for Bias-Free Situational Awareness

Published on January 11, 2021

Protest Response – How to Fill the Policy Gaps and Train for Bias-Free Situational Awareness
  The nation exploded into protests and violence after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers during the spring and summer of 2020. Covered heavily by the media, image after image showed police in riot gear, buildings on fire, citizens under arrest, and heightened tensions. Protests were conflated … Continued

Precision Immobilization Technique: The Best Tool for Ending Police Pursuits?

Published on January 7, 2021

Precision Immobilization Technique: The Best Tool for Ending Police Pursuits?
  The “precision immobilization technique” (or “PIT”) is one of the very few tools law enforcement has to stop a dangerous pursuit immediately. But it carries certain risks and is becoming increasingly controversial. When performed at lower speeds (below 35 mph), this maneuver—sometimes also called a “pursuit intervention technique” or “tactical vehicle intervention” (“TVI”)—is generally … Continued