How is an ATS Virtual Reality Simulator superior?
Today, simulator truck driver training has made driver training safer and less expensive compared to live truck training. Therefore, many driver schools and trucking companies are left not with the question of whether to utilize simulation driver training, but rather, which simulation training device should they utilize.
Three important factors to consider in choosing a simulator:
- How closely the simulator replicates a real truck driving experience in terms of stimulating all the senses, mimicking real weather conditions as well as potentially dangerous driver situations such as blow outs, jackknifes, rear-end collisions, rollovers and more.
- How accurately the student’s competence and mental state are measured by the simulator and how effective the feedback is to the student and coach to correct student errors.
- How closely the simulator replicates the motion of the road to keep the student from experiencing Simulator Adaptive Syndrome (SAS.)
The ATS Virtual Reality (VR) Difference
An ATS VR Simulator utilizes aerospace derived technology to achieve the above three factors. Our schematic designs include software and training tools that you simply won’t find in other simulators. Our unique patents include:
Smooth Transmission, Shifter Force Detection, Adaptive training, Glass dashboard, Dynamic mirrors, Stress management, Simulation Device (Motion).
GET REAL. An ATS simulator is like stepping into a freightliner. The driving experience is so real the student may feel they actually arrive at a destination!
Simply put, ATS simulator driving experience engages all the senses: The motion and vibration and FEEL or the road. The high-fidelity SOUND of the truck and external environment. The 3-D, 360-degree virtual reality SIGHT of the road. The only thing missing is the danger of the road.
MEASURING THE STUDENT. The ATS simulator analyzes the unique physical characteristics of the student. These include increased pulse or heart rate, excess sweat and overall anxiousness. These biometrics help the student and coach pinpoint areas of stress so the student can practice the conditions that triggered the stress until the student is relaxed and competent.
SAS MOTION MANAGED. Simulator Adaptive Syndrome is caused by the lag time between the driver performing a function and the function being carried out. The result can be headaches or motion sickness for the student. In the past, SAS has been a problem for simulators. But today, ATS motion has solved the problem by greatly reducing/eliminating SAS. Feedback and statistics indicate that ATS’s Motion is superior in managing SAS compared to other simulators.
Simulation and Training Together . .
Contact ATS today to learn how our simulators with built-in scenario training can help make your drivers more efficient and safe on the roads.