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Responding to the Emergency – Safer

Published on April 13, 2021

Responding to the Emergency – Safer
  FAAC’s fire truck driver training simulator supports simple-to-complex, individual and team training. The levels of this platform’s-based training are increasingly diverse and challenging, and broadly range from basic driving skills, through emergency response scenarios and then up to a higher level of emergency response scenarios occurring with critical incidents and taking place “on the … Continued

Getting Results with Public Transport Simulation

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Getting Results with Public Transport Simulation
  Public transport simulation technology isn’t a solution by itself—it’s a tool for extending and supercharging your entire training program. But like any powerful, complex (and expensive!) tool, an organization cannot get the most out of it if no one takes “ownership” of that tool. Billy Cameron has spent his career in transit. Over the … Continued

How to Use Simulator Training to Decrease COVID Risks

Published on March 29, 2021

How to Use Simulator Training to Decrease COVID Risks
  This is not our last pandemic. Even with viable vaccines beginning to reach people, COVID itself will be with us for a long time, as will similarly infectious diseases. Fortunately, simulator training technology helps transit agencies reduce a spectrum of risks—not just those that pop up behind the wheel. COVID hasn’t just complicated mass … Continued

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
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