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September 17, 2021

Customer Experience: An Asset Like No Other

I started using the Virtual Driving Interactive Simulators in 2018 because I had myself learned to drive on a simulator and was concerned that we were putting drivers on the road with minimal exposure to scenarios that required better judgement and clear thinking. Because I had known the value of the simulators firsthand, I launched […]
September 8, 2021
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How Organizations Can Make Roads Safer

Most companies have to engage in some form of logistics, whether it is for deliveries or sending employees out into the field. When companies send their employees out on the road they are responsible for ensuring they follow the rules, are safe on the road, and that their vehicles are road worthy. Unfortunately this isn’t […]
September 1, 2021

Simulation Training Poised to Transform Driving School for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

For many, learning to drive is a gateway to independence and freedom, but the road to a license isn’t always a smooth one – especially for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Varying abilities to process information and make decisions mean that traditional driver training might be less effective for those with ASD. The good news […]
July 25, 2021

Unsafe Driving Practices Increased During COVID

The Travelers Risk Index recently announced the results of a survey conducted on distracted driving during the COVID crisis. The data shows that drivers feel the roads are safer due to less traffic and are using their mobile devices more frequently while driving. For example, texting or emailing went up to 26% from 19% pre-COVID and […]
February 12, 2019

Is Your Driving Simulator a Flip Phone?

Do you know someone who still uses a “flip phone”? I’m sure you do but what does that have to do with driving simulators? Any organization that owns a driving simulator knows that they are not inexpensive. It is only natural to want to use it as long as you can to maximize your investment, […]
February 4, 2019

Peripheral Vision and Teen Tunnel Vision

I didn’t see that coming!”  Famous last words after a crash.  So why is that teens have the best vision and the best reactions but absolutely the worst crash stats?  It comes down to scanning techniques. The more “focused” a person gets the more they tend to stare at a fixed point. Since teens realize […]
January 28, 2019

A Driver’s License Doesn’t Prove Competency

It is a common misconception that once teens pass their driver’s license test they have proven they can drive safely.  After all, that’s what the test is about right?  Well, no, not even close.  The role of the DMVs, Department of Motor Vehicles, around the country is more about passing the minimum bar, and I […]
January 22, 2019

The “Life Bar”

Because of the way the teenage brain develops, involving teens in something active offers greater chance of achieving higher levels of engagement. We know that everyone learns better when they are really engaged.  That applies to learning how to learning how to drive as well.   When it comes to “just driving around” even though you […]
January 16, 2019

Fleet Management: The Cars or the Drivers?

Fleet Management:  The Cars or the Drivers? There are many publications, trade shows and job titles that are about “Fleet Safety or Fleet Management”. Some years back we thought, “this is great, these people really care about crashes.” Well, the answer is “sort of”. It is all too common for “fleet” to mean really only […]
December 12, 2018

Are Your Simulators Over 5 Years Old?

Driving simulators have dramatically improved over the last several years.  The 1950’s Aetna Drivotrainer simulator (pictured) was a combination of an automobile simulator and a movie designed for behind-the-wheel instruction in driver training classroom.  Believe it or not, even today simulators still exist on the market that use the same concept!  Just project a movie of […]
November 26, 2018

Driving to Recovery After the Injury

Visual scanning. Attention. Reaction time. Multi-tasking. Listening. These are all areas that can be problematic after a neurologic injury. by Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation   They are also essential tools people need to function independently in everyday life, like while driving.But did you know that driving itself can address all of these areas and more? […]
October 30, 2018

Simulation Training vs. VR Gaming: Proven Effectiveness vs. Proven Sickness

Declining Interest in Virtual Reality Headset-Based Applications According to the 2018 Game Developer’s Conference survey, virtual reality gaming isn’t catching on as originally anticipated.  The industry is now backing away from virtual reality for training because of the technical AND practical hurdles………and that doesn’t even include hygiene issues, vision/glasses/contacts and the human factors of motion sickness.  Shared VR headsets are […]
July 17, 2018

Drive to Save Lives – Join “Maria’s Ride” Event – September 16, 2018

It’s time to put an end to distracted driving and it starts with Maria’s Ride. Join Central Ohio 10TV sports anchor, Dom Tiberi, for “Maria’s Ride” on Sunday, September 16th.  The event was created to honor Maria Tiberi’s life and raise money to purchase driving simulators to donate throughout Ohio.  To date, the Maria Tiberi […]
June 11, 2018

Teen Drunk Driving Deterrents – Be Careful of the Message!

Let’s talk about convincing younger drivers not to drink and drive. There are two common industry practices that are well intended but genuinely bad ideas. First, some simulation systems on the market today feature the ability to set up the simulator to mimic various levels of blood alcohol level (BAC) impairment. If you put a teen on […]
May 8, 2018

Millennial Employees Learn Differently

What is the Best Way for Your Company to Teach Driver Safety to the Millennial Generation? MTV Generation Has to Teach the YouTube Generation Millennial employees learn differently probably because they grew up differently. Unlike Baby Boomers and Generation X, Generation Y (aka Millennials) grew up totally comfortable with technology. Where it becomes relevant is […]
April 25, 2018

How Do We Teach Driving Skills to Underprivileged Kids?

Learning to drive is a skill that requires training. . . lots of training.  And many kids are not able to get behind the wheel of a car to learn much less practice hazard avoidance techniques.  Moreover, driving is necessary – by most people – to get to/from work every day.  While most of us […]
April 5, 2018

Is Behind the Wheel Behind the Times? Part 3: Business Operation Considerations for Simulation Based Driver Safety

Utilizing Emerging Technology-Based Strategies to Ensure Your Fleet Drivers Are Operating at Their Highest Level TODAY’S DRIVER SAFETY CHALLENGE: The unmistakable objectives of fleet safety training are to protect the fleet of vehicles and reduce the crash rate of the drivers. However, fleet management is faced daily with competing directives which make these goals difficult […]
March 19, 2018
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Is Behind the Wheel Behind the Times? Part 2: Financial Advantages

Reduce Crash Rates & Limit Liability Exposure Vehicle crash costs can be the difference between making and missing the number. So it’s not enough to provide the information – employers must be certain that the drivers learned crash avoidance and hazard detection skills necessary to protect the fleet. Evaluating Training Choices: Behind the Wheel: Behind […]
March 13, 2018

Is Behind the Wheel Behind the Times? Part 1: Financial Advantages

Is Behind the Wheel Behind the Times? Financial Advantages of Simulation-Based Training. Business Operations, Risk Management, and Fleet Operations Can Minimize Liability, Reduce Training Costs and Increase the Safety of Your Employees.
March 13, 2018

Is Behind the Wheel Behind the Times? Part 1

inancial Advantages of Simulation-Based Training:Part 1 Today’s fleet operations are assaulted on two fronts: first, driver training is a time consuming and expensive ongoing effort and, secondly according to CFO Magazine, motor vehicle operation is one of the least accounted for risks in most industries. Companies struggling with how to manage all of the costs […]
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