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FAAC Simulators Reduce Insurance Costs for Texas Counties Driving Simulator for County Employees

Published on July 1, 2011

View story here. GRAYSON COUNTY, TEXAS — Grayson County employees got some special training today to make them safer on the job. The Texas Association of Counties brought their driving simulator to Sherman so county employees could work with a trained staff. The simulator imitated driving a 60,000 pound dump truck and a patrol car. … Continued

Kendall County drivers train for real-world conditions

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http://boernestar.com/news/article_3d823396-9306-11e0-b996-001cc4c03286.html By Candace Velvin, Managing Editor The Boerne Star | 0 comments Through a Texas Association of Counties (TAC) program to reduce highway collisions, 36 Kendall County Road and Bridge Department drivers got some special training this week with an innovative driving simulator. The driving simulator offers professional county drivers the opportunity to experience real-world … Continued

Fire Agencies With Driver Simulator Program Enjoy Increased Efficiencies Officials Cite Reduced Overtime, Time Savings as Collateral Benefits to Simulator Training

Published on June 16, 2011

Agencies With Driver Simulator Program Enjoy Increased Efficiencies Officials Cite Reduced Overtime, Time Savings as Collateral Benefits to Simulator Training In a recessed economy, fire departments that use simulation for driver training are enjoying the benefits of reduced costs and increased uptime for personnel and apparatus, which creates an efficiency that benefits both the department … Continued

Training day on the road

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http://www.newsday.co.tt/businessday/0,144233.html By Sasha Harrinanan The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) has a significant shortage of bus drivers and is in the process of recruiting 300 men and women to fill these vacancies. Deputy general manager of Operations Brian Juanette sat down with Business Day recently to discuss the on-going exercise, in which two groups are … Continued

A ride on the Oakville Transit bus simulator

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http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/1046204–a-ride-on-the-oakville-transit-bus-simulator NORTH OAKVILLE TODAY – Consider the size of your living room. Now consider driving your living room down Trafalgar Road. That’s how Oakville Transit Supervisor Doug Hawthorne describes the difficulties of driving a 40-foot bus and after a virtual test drive, this reporter agrees with that metaphor. In order to teach trainee bus drivers … Continued

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Maximizes Training Capability with FAAC Driver Training Simulator

Published on May 2, 2011

Ann Arbor, Michigan – 2 May 2011 – FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, is pleased to announce the recent delivery of two of its powerful MB-1500 transit simulation systems to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD). FAAC delivered to CUMTD: Two MB-1500 municipal bus simulators Instructor-controlled desktop simulator … Continued

Simulator provides realistic training for emergencies

Published on January 25, 2011

By Noelle Hunter Staff Writer CNHI The Morehead News Tue Jan 25, 2011 http://themoreheadnews.com/local/x1221301221/Simulator-provides-realistic-training-for-emergencies Jan. 25, 2011 — At any moment, emergency personnel must be ready to respond to a crisis. This means maneuvering through traffic, hazardous road conditions and even around other response teams. The Kentucky Fire Commission trains drivers to navigate these conditions … Continued

FAAC Grant Assistance Program Now Available for Public Safety

Published on January 19, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 January 2011 – FAAC Incorporated is pleased to announce its participation in a program to link emergency response and public safety departments with grant funding opportunities. In today’s tough economic environment, dollars are scarce and many city and county budgets are being cut and large capital expenditures … Continued

Like the real thing: Rochester police take a spin with FAAC and IES Simulators

Published on December 6, 2010

By Jake O’Donnell — Monday, December 6, 2010 – http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101206/GJNEWS_01/712069906&template=RochesterRegion ROCHESTER — Police training in the Lilac City could soon get a 21st-century advantage. Representatives from Michigan-based FAAC Inc. and IES Interactive Training were on hand at Rochester Police Headquarters Wednesday demonstrating their products, which included a video game-like simulator for driving and another, projector-based … Continued