Virtual Driver Interactive is well known for its innovative driver training simulation solutions. We provide effective and engaging systems for all ages and skills.
Our products offer comprehensive training for new teen drivers, advanced training for corporate fleets and even a remarkable boating safety skills trainer. All while focusing on the dangers of distracted driving.
By offering a wide range of training courses and many system options, VDI’s customers can expect highly portable, affordable and effective solutions. VDI program titles include:
- Virtual Driving Essentials™ – simulation-based driver training and assessment program teaching drivers critical skills essential to safe driving
- Driving Essentials XE™ – teen driver training program teaching the critical skills essential to safe driving using Xbox or PlayStation 4
- One Simple Decision® – an effective deterrent to distracted or impaired driving
- Virtual HD® – designed specifically for corporate fleet safety programs
- Boating Skills Virtual Trainer™ – industry’s leading simulation-based boating safety training
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Davis is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Driver Interactive, Inc., a California Corporation. Davis is an innovative and forward thinking C-level Executive with 30 years of technology business experience. The inspiration for starting Virtual Driver Interactive came from avoiding a single obstacle in the road in 2004. At that moment, Bob had the realization that video game technology could be used for something much more important than entertainment – driver safety. Since then tens of thousands of teens have been able to “practice” driving skills in dangerous situations without being exposed to risk with VDI’s virtual training solutions for novice drivers. Then it became more apparent that behavioral issues such as texting, distractions and impaired driving were best addressed through simulation and “One Simple Decision” was launched and embraced by more than 100 law enforcement, hospital systems, school districts and state DOT agencies both domestically and internationally.
From there it was a natural extension to leverage all of our capabilities to help corporate fleets improve driver safety and Virtual Hazard Detection was developed and is now used by many of the nation’s best managed fleets in transportation, utilities, networking, insurance and public safety sectors.
Davis has been featured on Fox News and CNN. He has also been interviewed and quoted in USA Today, Automotive Fleet, Fleet Owner, Mass Transit, Facility Safety Management, and Trade Only Today publications.
Prior to founding VDI, Bob held executive officer positions in a variety of organizations large and small including Sprint, iBEAM Broadcasting, Premenos Corporation and Bellsouth. He is an avid golfer and tennis player as well as a committed husband and father for his three children.
Vice President of Product Development
Vice President of Product Development, Andre Luongo manages all aspects of product development and design, including hardware, software and other assets. Andre is also the creative force behind the programs, designing products from the ground up that incorporate the latest technologies, to make more effective training programs. His programs are currently used by some of the world’s largest fleets.
An engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Andre has experienced a variety of roles throughout his career including sales, management, engineering and marketing.
Today, Andre’s efforts are directed towards correcting what he sees as a major lag in the use of technology for effective, real-world training.
Vice President / General Manager
As Vice President of Sales, Van is responsible for nationwide sales to corporate, educational and governmental entities. She works with businesses and risk management groups to reduce accident rates and with health and safety groups to promote awareness, prevent injuries and enhance driver safety.
A graduate of University of Georgia, Van has spent over 20 years in corporate sales and marketing winning top awards in both disciplines. As the mother of two, she is committed to changing driving behaviors and reducing crash related deaths and injuries.
Vice President of Marketing
As the Vice President of Marketing, Pam is responsible for the execution of marketing strategies for VDI. She offers 25+ years of marketing & operations experience and is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing comprehensive lead generation programs for emerging verticals. Pam directs all marketing, advertising, and promotional activities, including elevating VDI’s brand awareness, identifying new market opportunities, and providing the sales team with actionable opportunities and tools.
While Pam is equally committed to adult driver safety, as a mother she is especially passionate about educating as many young drivers as possible.