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Reduce Accidents by 60% while Improving Driver Safety and Efficiency

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.

FAAC MB 1000 Bus Simulator

FAAC MB 1000 Bus Simulator

FAAC Full Cab Bus Simulator | MB 2000

FAAC Full Cab Bus Simulator | MB 2000

Better Bus Driving Simulation Tools, More Effective Bus Driver Training

The MB 2000 bus driver training system has a fully modeled cab with authentic controls (either generic, or customized to precisely match the vehicle in your fleet). The multi-screen high-definition display system provides a geometrically correct 340º field-of-view. Real physical mirrors give operators authentic practice with one of the most challenging aspects of piloting a large vehicle. The MB 1000 offers many of the same advantages and capabilities on a more economical platform.

Either can be customized to match your fleet and train the operators of almost any transit vehicle. Every simulator comes with pre-programmed lessons that emphasize correct mirror usage, proper handling of temporary visual obstructions, managing pivot points, and other critical training objectives. FAAC’s programmable simulation software supports a completely customizable mix of traffic densities and behaviors, weather conditions, and more, all of which can be adjusted by the instructor in real-time.

But the technology is only half the solution. Over and over again, our customers find that the real value in an integrated, immersive bus driver simulation training solution is in the opportunities it creates for trainers to pinpoint exactly where their students are succeeding and falling short, and prepare them for both everyday tasks and low-frequency, high-risk events.

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Bus Driver Training Customer-for-Life

FAAC embraces a “Customer for Life” philosophy. We invest the time up front to understand your needs, then develop and deliver the appropriate turn-key solution. We’ll help you find the best way to integrate this custom solution into your training processes, and support you in maintaining and evolving this solution as your needs change over time.

We don’t just sell simulators; we partner with companies, agencies, and their drivers and instructors to develop and create the ideal training solution.

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FAAC’s award-winning Transit Simulators are designed exclusively to serve the transit industry.

The MB 2000 delivers a fully customized training experience. Real working physical mirrors are combined with lessons that emphasize the purpose and proper use of each mirror to accomplish critical training objectives. Cabs can be configured to match the precise layout of controls, indicators, gauges, and switches as found in your actual fleet vehicles. The most expansive and accurate field of view – geometrically correct through 340 degrees – enables trainees to look past 90 degrees to observe key reference points.

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Related Simulator: MB 2000 Bus Simulator

The MB 2000 Bus Simulator is the highest-fidelity simulator available for training transit bus operators. This fully customizable system provides a true-to-life experience that prepares operators for real-life driving environments.

MB 2000 Bus Simulator