Realistic environments provide real experience. FAAC’s responsive, immersive bus driver training simulators create vivid virtual environments. They’ve been shown to improve transit driver safety, building basic skills while honing effective forward planning and good judgment under pressure:
“Our data collection spoke for itself, a decrease of 69.23% in accidents for those operators trained on the simulator.” — LYNX Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
FAAC transit bus driver training sims have been successfully used to increase throughput in training programs, simplify periodic retraining, improve customer service, help transit operators to learn to better manage the stresses associated with passenger issues on fixed routes, and ease the transition to EV buses. With simulation-based bus operator training your transit agency will get entry-level drivers their commercial driver’s license (CDL) more quickly, and retain them longer.
Most importantly, with a FAAC bus driving simulator you can reap all of these benefits at any hour, in any weather, with absolutely no risk to equipment, workers, passengers, or the community.
Paratransit and Other Commercial Driver Training Programs
FAAC doesn’t just offer solutions for training new transit bus drivers or those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate full-size transit buses. With FAAC’s paratransit training solution, you can train an entry-level driver for every vehicle in your fleet with a single sim.
Paratransit training poses special challenges. There are a wider range of vehicles used for paratransit (with some agencies employing several different styles). Paratransit routes are highly variable, as are the traffic and weather conditions paratransit drivers face. They need to be prepared for anything. FAAC’s highly flexible simulation software and detailed immersive scenarios for any kind of vehicle, weather, route, or adverse conditions.
FAAC’s Paratransit Simulator is a fully customized training experience that can integrate with your existing training program. It replicates your specific fleet vehicle and allows transit agencies to “swap” among vehicle types during transit bus driver training. Designed for true complete fidelity, which includes FAAC modifying an out-of-service paratransit vehicle cab from your agency’s own fleet for use in the simulation theater, to make the training experience as authentic as possible.