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MB 1000
Bus Driving Simulator

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Simulator Features

  • 225+ Expansive field of view
  • Virtually rendered mirrors
  • Realistic cab configurations
  • Optional 3-DOF motion system
  • Digital dash available
  • Zero Emissions Bus

Driver Cab

  • Full powertrain (engine, transmission, axle ratio)
  • Accurate vehicle brakes
  • A suspension system that includes shock absorbers, springs, and tire effects
  • Faithful replication of steering wheel feel and tendencies
  • Functional cab compartment controls
  • Models previously constructed include: 29’ diesel bus, 35’ diesel bus, 40’ diesel and/or CNG bus, 40’ hybrid (diesel/electric), 60’ articulated bus, school bus
  • Also zero-emissions bus models
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Accurate reproduction of cab dashboard components for a lifelike training environment, including controls for:

  • Doors
  • Air and interlock brakes
  • Engine overrule
  • Fire suppression
  • Kneeling
  • Master switch

FAAC’s proprietary SmartNode™ software creates realistic seat bounce and vibration from elements such as acceleration and braking, turning, and curb strikes.

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Real-Time Computer System

FAAC’s proprietary software system enables the student to respond to the environment and maneuvers, such as speed, road friction, wind, visibility, and driver inputs.

  • Controls out-the-window visual scenes and vehicle sounds as they relate
    to driving and student performance
  • Provides signals to the student vehicle dashboard instruments
  • Senses and responds to student inputs, such as hard braking and
  • Provides realistic interaction between other driving stations networked to
    participate in the same training scenario
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Visual Display

FAAC sets the standard for the visual driving environment with the most sophisticated virtual reality training products in the industry.

  • A combination of front, side, and rear screens can provide up to 315°
    horizontal field-of-view of crisp, clear virtual training worlds – our vertical field of view is the broadest in the industry
  • State-of-the-art flat-screen monitors enable FAAC to install physical
    interior and exterior rearview mirrors that are vital to driver training
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Instructor Operator Station

This vital component provides a direct, real-time link between the instructor and their student(s) during training sessions.

  • Enables the instructor to manage one of several student driving sessions
  • Controls traffic, weather, equipment malfunctions, daylight, lesson
    storage and objective scoring on up to 15 different driving variables
  • Provides a location for instructor-student interaction tools, such as a
    desktop instructor driving console and pedestrian joystick control
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Our system generates appropriate vehicle motor and other operational sounds of a municipal bus.

  • Doppler effect sound configuration conveys the presence and location of passing vehicles, stationary obstructions, sirens, etc.
  • Radio (intercom) system can be integrated into the driving station to support appropriate dispatcher/radio communications activity, as well as training for the student driver through interaction with the instructor.
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Service, Support, and Customer Resources

FAAC has a customer for life philosophy. We understand the importance of training and operational readiness. FAAC offers unsurpassed service and support including features such as:

• Turnkey Delivery
• Dependable, Reliable and Tested
• Online User Community
• User Conferences
• Train the Trainer Program
• Subject Matter Experts

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Learn More about our MB 1000 Bus Simulator

The MB 1000, with its more than 225-degree field-of-view capability, realistic dash controls, and optional motion system, is a testament to the innovative solution FAAC provides to the transit industry.

MB 1000 Bus Simulator