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Bus Training Simulators Increase Safety Through Reduced Human Error

Published on May 30, 2019

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), almost all bus crashes can be attributed to one of four types of bad habits: Inattention Distraction Haste Misjudgments The DoT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “concluded that human errors by bus drivers, other vehicle drivers, … Continued

Waco Transit System using FAAC simulator to train drivers

Published on May 15, 2018

Waco Transit System using $500,000 simulator to train drivers WACO, TX – We put our lives in their hands every single day. The training local bus drivers go through before they can drive you and thousands of others each day is not what you may have in mind. “They are better at what it is … Continued

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

WACO Transit unveils simulator for bus-driver training
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

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

Published on December 1, 2017

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

FAAC Builds Industry’s First Vertical Screen Array for Transit Driving Simulators New Viewing Concept Expands Instructors’ Capability; Adds Functional Realism

Published on September 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI – FAAC’s new vertically optimized screen array is being deployed for the first time after a recent contract award in Ontario. Company engineers have developed a configuration for very large format flat panel monitors, installed vertically to create a ‘sidewalk-to-sky’ viewing angle. The transit application of this engineering … Continued

JTA unveils new bus simulator

Published on March 25, 2015

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Lynx drivers to get new simulation training

Published on March 24, 2015

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Nashville MTA Upgrades Simulator Training Department with FAAC’s MB-2000

Published on August 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority instructors may have just taken possession of their new FAAC driver training simulator, but this is not its first bus roadeo. MTA instructors have been using driving simulation as part of their overall training program for years. So when it came time for an … Continued