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Bus Driver Training that Increases Awareness, Decreases Accidents

Published on September 7, 2020

Bus Driver Training that Increases Awareness, Decreases Accidents
  Bus during training programs that rely on traditional closed-course driving can struggle to truly test operators’ situational and hazard awareness. Fortunately, these are areas where “permission to fail” simulation training is known to shine.   Simulation Supported Bus Driver Training in Champaign-Urbana Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) in Illinois has been using FAAC bus … Continued

Simulation Training and the “Permission to Fail”

Published on August 17, 2020

Simulation Training and the “Permission to Fail”
  We’re too hung up on being right—that’s the conclusion of a 2017 article in Annual Review of Psychology: “Although error avoidance during learning appears to be the rule in American classrooms, laboratory studies suggest that it may be a counterproductive strategy.” Reviewing more than 60 years of academic literature, Janet Metcalfe (a psychology professor … Continued

What Race Car Drivers Can Teach Transit Operators about Driver Simulation

Published on August 3, 2020

What Race Car Drivers Can Teach Transit Operators about Driver Simulation
  Max Verstappen isn’t even old enough to rent a car in the United States, but he’s a remarkably distinguished auto racer: Verstappen is the youngest driver to compete in Formula One (F1) racing, the youngest driver to lead a lap during a Formula One Grand Prix, the youngest driver to set the fastest lap … Continued

FAAC and XVR to bring VR training to the next level in the US

Published on July 10, 2020

FAAC and XVR to bring VR training to the next level in the US
  FAAC upgrades its incident management simulator, inCommand, with the state-of-the-art XVR Simulation Platform Leading simulation manufacturer FAAC Incorporated (Ann Arbor, MI) has teamed up with the world leader in emergency response simulation training, XVR Simulation (the Netherlands). Together, they introduce the most immersive and realistic incident management simulation training platform available to US Fire … Continued

AROTECH TRAINING AND SIMULATION DIVISION ACQUIRES INTER-COASTAL ELECTRONICS

Published on February 10, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 10, 2020 – Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) has acquired Inter-costal Electronics, Inc. (ICE), a privately-owned corporation headquartered in Mesa, AZ. For over 30 years, ICE has been a leading provider of live training and test instrumentation systems. ICE designs, manufactures, and supports complex instrumentation ecosystems supporting strategic … Continued

Simulator Training Saves Lives – And Money

Published on November 6, 2019

Simulator Training Saves Lives – And Money
  Training is inherently risky—but simulator training can significantly reduce that risk.  In a 2018 report, lawmakers on the House Armed Service Committee noted that in 2017 nearly four times as many military personnel died in training accidents as were killed in combat. These were soldiers lost in aviation mishaps, botched ship maneuvers, and vehicle … Continued

New Britain police get high-tech lessons in driving, shooting

Published on April 15, 2019

NEW BRITAIN — Police Sgt. Thomas Gray adjusts the patrol car’s seat, straps on the seat belt, shifts into drive and begins a lights-and-siren emergency run across town. Rush-hour traffic makes it more of a maze than a race, and Gray gets bounced around a bit as he swerves past a bus, brakes fast for … Continued

Arotech Training and Simulation Division Receives $2.9M In Awards From U.S. Department of State

Published on March 28, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Arotech Corporation’s [NasdaqGM: ARTX] Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) announced that it has received $2.9M in orders from its U.S. Department of State Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle. Orders year-to-date include twelve FAAC police driving simulators slated for delivery to Mexico and four MILO Theater … Continued

Bringing the fire truck to the students

Published on February 15, 2019

Bringing the fire truck to the students
Everything on the device shines fire-engine red and chrome. The pumps, gauges and hose fixtures seem real enough. It’s like having a real fire engine in the classroom – except better in many aspects. Coconino Community College now has the ability to offer new training to Fire Science students and continuing training to firefighters in … Continued

Faac Incorporated Receives Army Simulator Maintenance Subcontract Valued At Up To $14m

Published on January 7, 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan – January 7, 2019 – FAAC Incorporated, a unit of Arotech Corporation’s [NasdaqGM: ARTX] Training and Simulation Division, announced that it has received a subcontract to support the Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) Maintenance Program (ATMP). The subcontract to ATMP prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary and Mission Systems, … Continued
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