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Snow Plow Driver Training Simulator

According to scientists from the American Meteorological Society, powerful winter storms are striking more frequently than ever before. NASA has reported that polar vortex patterns are on the rise—prolonging and intensifying the dangers of increasingly unpredictable storms.

Chaotic winter weather wreaks havoc on a community, including automobile accidents, economic losses for businesses, disruptions in school schedules, and strains on municipal budgeting for snow removal.

We need a well-trained snow plow operating crew to minimize these serious costs to communities.

The worst time to train a snow plow operator is in the middle of a storm. Driver simulation training solutions enable training at any time of year, in any weather, with absolutely no risk to equipment, crews, or the community. A 2022 study from the University of Cincinnati found that snow plow simulator training is among the safest and most effective approaches to driver training. With a FAAC snow plow simulation solution, you can reap all of these benefits before the first flakes start to fly.

TT2000 Truck Simulator (Snowplow Integration)

TT2000 Truck Simulator (Snowplow Integration)

Real-Feel Training Experience

The FAAC TT 2000 Truck Driver Training Simulator, coupled with our advanced snow plow simulation, can be used for basic skills development, refresher activities, annual certification, and remedial lessons. FAAC sims use real OEM components and gauges so students’ experience in our cab can perfectly replicate their experience using your plows to clear your roadways.

Snowplow Driving Simulator Example

Enclosed Driver Cab Configurations

Mastering plow driving takes more than familiarity with equipment mechanics. FAAC sims go a step further to replicate the sensory factors of driving—including speed, road friction, wind impact, snow dynamics, and visibility. This gives trainees a realistic experience of what they can expect driving in even the toughest conditions. FAAC’s proprietary SmartNode™ software creates realistic seat bounce and vibration from elements such as acceleration and braking, turning, and curb strikes.

  • Enclosed Driving Experience
  • Accurate Spatial Layout
  • Accurate Visual Obstructions
  • Flat Glass or Monitor Mirror Options
  • Full Motion Cab
  • OEM Application Controls
  • Force feedback steering
  • Heavy-duty seat and 3-point restraint
  • High-fidelity truck dynamics package
  • Optional 3-DOF motion system
  • Air Brake release
  • Configurable digital dash
  • Headlight Controls
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Sight and Sound

  • Front, side, and rear screens provide up to 300° horizontal
    field-of-view—the broadest in the industry
  • Monitors with 4K (3840 x 2160) image quality
  • Appropriate vehicle operational sounds
  • Doppler effect sound to convey the presence and location of passing
    vehicles, stationary obstructions, sirens, etc.
  • Radio system to support dispatcher communications, as well as training for the student driver through interaction with the instructor
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Snowplow Driving Training Simulator

Real-Time Computer System 

  • Controls out-the-window visual scenes and vehicle sounds
  • Provides signals to dashboard instruments
  • Senses and responds to student inputs, such as hard braking and
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Instructor Operator Station

Instructor Operator Station

FAAC’s IOS software includes lesson planning and evaluation tools, as well as exclusive real-time controls. This vital component provides a direct, real-time link between instructors and students. Instructors can precisely and accurately craft prepared training scenarios that mimic real-life challenges and hazards specific to your region and community. Or they can modify a scenario on-the-fly to create greater engagement or explore new learning opportunities as they arise.

  • Simultaneous management of several student driving sessions
  • Controls for traffic, weather, equipment malfunctions, daylight, lesson
    storage and objective scoring on up to 15 different driving variables
  • Exclusive jump back, replay, and re-drive student scenarios
  • Deformable terrain feature that provides a realistic “snow blanket” at varying depths
  • Remote joystick control of simulated spontaneous hazards, such as pedestrians, animals, bicycles, and other objects

Through hands-on immersive simulation training, your drivers will not only become adept at the fundamentals of snow plow operation, they will also acclimate to the real-world stressors of operating a cumbersome vehicle in adverse traffic and weather conditions.

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Support for the Long Term

FAAC embraces a “Customer for Life” philosophy. That’s not just about how your simulator performs. It’s about how FAAC performs to keep supporting your training program over time. We work with you to keep your sim current and relevant. Our warranty and track record of ongoing customer support means that your FAAC sim training program is an excellent long-term value.

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Our versatile simulator designs have resulted in training systems that can be used for basic skills development, refresher activities, annual certification, and remedial lessons.

Snowplow Driving Simulator