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Using CDL Simulators to Protect Truckers on the Road

Published on April 27, 2020

Using CDL Simulators to Protect Truckers on the Road
  According to the latest reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, even as driving in the United States gets safer, CDL trucking continues to cost lives —especially among CDL operators themselves. Truck operator fatality rates are now at their highest level since 1988. According to the report, “There were 36,560 people killed in … Continued

Simulation-based Situational Awareness Training: Making City Streets Safer

Published on April 13, 2020

Simulation-based Situational Awareness Training: Making City Streets Safer
  “There’s not too much that can win an argument with a streetcar”—but motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists keep picking that fight: (footage courtesy of the Australian Capitol Territory ) Driving is already a remarkably dangerous activity. It only gets worse on city streets, where so many vehicle types—private motor vehicles, bicycles, and mass transit—share congested … Continued

Using Your Bus Driving Simulator for Accident Reconstruction

Published on April 6, 2020

Using Your Bus Driving Simulator for Accident Reconstruction
  If your driving simulator allows for custom scenarios, you’ve probably used that function to reconstruct an accident. This is an excellent way to address an operator’s issues with laser-like accuracy and quickly get them back on their routes. But you can get even more bang for your buck if you take those reconstructions, and … Continued

Using Simulators to Defeat the Dreaded ” Dunning-Kruger Effect”

Published on March 23, 2020

Using Simulators to Defeat the Dreaded ” Dunning-Kruger Effect”
  Since it was first identified in 1999, the Dunning-Kruger effect has transformed how we talk about people who have no idea what they’re talking about. The “Dunning-Kruger effect” is an exceedingly common—and previously unnamed—psychological blindspot: The human tendency to vastly overestimate our abilities because we know very little about a field.  (The title of … Continued

How Do CDL Driving Simulators Address Critical Issues in Trucking?

Published on March 9, 2020

How Do CDL Driving Simulators Address Critical Issues in Trucking?
Commercial trucking sits on the front lines of the global economy. When our economy is soaring, there’s more work than you can handle. But when it dips (or dives), truckers feel it first as shipments are delayed and ports close. For the last 15 years, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has conducted an annual … Continued

Gregg County workers take crash course in better driving with FAAC simulator

Published on August 9, 2019

Gregg County workers take crash course in better driving with FAAC simulator
A consultant with the Texas Association of Counties instructed about 20 drivers over a two-day period at the Pct. 4 Barn in Kilgore. Pct. 4 Commissioner Shannon Brown invited the TAC after learning about the service, which has shown to practically eliminate driving incidents within the first six months of training, driving simulator consultant Don … 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

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