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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

How TTC uses training simulator to train safer operators.

Published on October 6, 2017

How TTC uses training simulator to train safer operators.
‘Any training moment we can dream up’ “Here we can create any training moment that we can dream up,” Lionel Jordan explained, “like training somebody in August how to operate in a snowstorm.” Read the full article on CBC here 

Sheriff’s office issues new driving simulation course to deputies

Published on September 26, 2017

  Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently undergoing a new training course making use of a FAAC driving simulator, to better prepare them when they are out on patrol. Read full article here  

Mind Wandering is Common During Driving

Published on September 7, 2017

Mind Wandering is Common During Driving
Researchers in the United States have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. When prompted at random during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70% of the time. Using electrophysiological measurements, the researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering. Read more at EurekaAlert  

New training simulator at Macomb Community College prepares future police to handle force

Published on August 14, 2017

New training simulator at Macomb Community College prepares future police to handle force
WARREN, Mich. – A new simulator at Macomb Community College simulates situations police officers could face while on duty to train them for encounters where they may need to decide whether or not to use force. Full article and video here

AROTECH’S FAAC INCORPORATED RECEIVES $10.5 M AWARD FOR U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OPERATOR DRIVING SIMULATORS

Published on August 10, 2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 8, 2017 – FAAC Incorporated, a part of Arotech Corporation’s [NasdaqGM: ARTX] Training and Simulation Division, announced that it has received a sole source contract for its Army National Guard Operator Driving Simulators. The General Services Administration contract from the National Guard Bureau is valued at $10.5M, with a period … Continued

AROTECH TRAINING AND SIMULATION RECEIVES $9.5M U.S. AIR FORCE IDIQ AWARD WITH INITIAL TASK ORDERS VALUED AT $2.32M

Published on March 20, 2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 20, 2017 FAAC Incorporated, a part of Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division [Nasdaq GM: ARTX], announced that it has received a sole source $9.5M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award from the U.S. Air Force. The scope covers updates to F-16 Common Weapon Engagement Zones based upon FAAC’s Zone Acquisition Process (ZAP) technology. … Continued

AROTECH TRAINING AND SIMULATION DIVISION ANNOUNCES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Published on January 3, 2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan – January 3, 2017 Arotech Corporation [Nasdaq GM: ARTX] announced that its Training and Simulation Division has upgraded its Quality Management System to satisfy the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The certification applies to FAAC Incorporated as well as its MILO Range and Realtime Technologies brands. “Achieved through the contributions of employees from all … Continued

Back-to-Back Wins for FAAC’s New EMS Immersive Training Simulator : Company’s Efforts to Create New Training Category Pay Off in Second Prestigious Award

Published on September 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI Leaders in the EMS field have judged FAAC’s MILO Response simulator to be a premier training product for the second time this year. MILO Response has earned the EMS World New Product Innovation recognition for 2014. Earlier this year the new simulator was awarded EMS Today’s HOT Product … Continued