Using Simulators to Defeat the Dreaded ” Dunning-Kruger Effect”
Published on March 23, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
FAAC Builds Industry’s First Vertical Screen Array for Transit Driving Simulators New Viewing Concept Expands Instructors’ Capability; Adds Functional Realism
Published on September 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI – FAAC’s new vertically optimized screen array is being deployed for the first time after a recent contract award in Ontario. Company engineers have developed a configuration for very large format flat panel monitors, installed vertically to create a ‘sidewalk-to-sky’ viewing angle. The transit application of this engineering … Continued
JTA unveils new bus simulator
Published on March 25, 2015
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Lynx drivers to get new simulation training
Published on March 24, 2015
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