SimBus Driving Simulator Opens Up New Possibilities

A driving simulator can be an excellent way to train new bus drivers and update professional skills. This article describes a simulator called SimBus that offers both initial and periodic training for bus drivers . A motion platform makes it possible for the simulator to move in different directions. The simulator also incorporates real sounds, control devices and the cabin of a real bus that seats up to 11 passengers. In a single simulator session, drivers may practice driving at different times of the day and year, in different weather and traffic conditions, in urban or rural areas, or with different types of vehicles. The simulator's replay function allows for impartial and accurate feedback. Experienced drivers can practice difficult or dangerous tasks such as driving in the mountains or experiencing sudden technical problems while driving.


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  • Accession Number: 01055224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2007 11:23AM