Driver Simulation-Based Training of Heavy Vehicle Operators: Targeted Task Analysis and Considerations for Training Design

The use of simulation for training operators of heavy vehicles is gaining momentum. However, there still exists a gap in knowledge about the appropriate skills to target, and in particular, with regards to skill areas of a non-technical nature. By taking a first-principles approach, the authors first sought to conduct a targeted analysis of the heavy vehicle operator task and, in turn, to assess which of the goal-based tasks identified through the task analysis would be most appropriate for simulation-based training. In general, simulation provides a safe and efficient option for training critical skills that could otherwise be trained on road (e.g., gear shifting). Simulation also provides the opportunity to train critical skills in a structured and formal way that could otherwise not be achieved in a real heavy vehicle, except on an opportunistic or incidental basis (e.g., hazard perception). Nonetheless, the challenge for training system design still remains: what constitutes the appropriate balance between simulator-based and real truck-based practical training, and for which curriculum components and skill sets.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: Driving Assessment 2013: Proceedings of the 7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design

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  • Accession Number: 01493885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780615819723
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 64
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 2013 12:07PM