Realistic environments provide real experience. FAAC’s responsive, immersive railway simulation solutions create vivid, compelling virtual environments proven effective in improving operator’s critical judgment and command of railway protocols and processes.
FAAC’s custom railway simulators range from the basic tabletop open cab simulator to full-scale customized replica closed cab simulator featuring compartments mounted on six-degree-of-freedom motion bases, and outfitted with authentic gauges, switches, and controls precisely matching your equipment.
The closed cab rail simulator is compact and powerful, fitting any space, and readily moved between classrooms. High-definition displays offer a more-than 180º field-of-view, and students use both genuine train hardware controls and a set of virtual controls modeled on one of three touchscreen monitors. Touchscreens emulate your specified in-cab displays and serve as a “fault workstation” where students resolve any of the issues that might arise for an operator, from thrown circuit breakers to debris on the track, door malfunctions, and equipment failures.
FAAC customizes the hardware, software, and simulation scenarios to match both your equipment and the realities faced by your agency. This can include your lines’ virtual alignment and signal switch logic, your regional geography, specific routes and public events, traffic and pedestrian patterns encountered by your operators, weather conditions, and so on. By default, every FAAC railway and freight simulation solution includes a full set of generic environments, weather conditions, and track types: grades, superelevation, different radius turns and switch locations, etc.