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February 1, 2021

Automotive Fleet Magazine Highlights VDI’s Launch of Advanced Driver Safety

VDI Launches New Collision Avoidance Simulation 2021 - Automotive Fleet publication 2021:  Virtual Driver Interactive, provider of simulation-based driver training solutions for fleets is expanding their product portfolio by launching Advanced Driver Safety (ADS), the latest in a series of simulation training courses designed to challenge experienced drivers.
January 18, 2021

Virtual Driver Interactive Launches Risk Mitigation Program, Advanced Driver Safety, Focused on Reducing APMM

Virtual Driver Interactive Launches Simulation-Based Risk Mitigation Program, Advanced Driver Safety, Focused on Reducing APMM- El Dorado Hills, CA – January 18, 2021 - Virtual Driver Interactive, Inc. (VDI), the leading provider of simulation-based driver training solutions, today announced that they are expanding their product portfolio by launching Advanced Driver Safety (ADS), the latest in a series of simulation-based driver training courses designed to challenge experienced fleet drivers.  Focused on reducing accidents per million miles, ADS teaches collision avoidance techniques and provides validation to both drivers and organizations on the ability to utilize those techniques in real world situations.        
October 27, 2020

Cemtrex Completes Acquisition of Training Simulation Technology Company, Virtual Driver Interactive

Cemtrex Completes Acquisition of Training Simulation Technology Company, Virtual Driver Interactive - Cemtrex Inc. (NASDAQ: CETX, CETXP, CETXW), a technology company driving innovation in Internet of Things (IoT), security, machine vision & artificial intelligence, and augmented & virtual reality, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Virtual Driver Interactive (“VDI”), a California based provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions.

       
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 just at best a sideshow.  When someone uses VR, what the kid wants is the VR experience - not the purpose or messaging of the experience itself. In other words, using VR for distracted driving training leaves the student thinking about VR for Halo and nothing about actually deterring distracted driving!  Simulation provides for an immersive experience allowing the student to learn the skills essential to safe driving.

by Bob Davis, CEO & President
March 5, 2018

Verified Vendor Virtual Driver Interactive Fulfills a $196,000 Federal Acquisition to USPS

Virtual Driver Interactive Receives a $196K Purchase Order from the United States Postal Service (USPS) Marking the Company’s Biggest Sale to a Federal Buyer - The USPS bought 20 of VDI’s driving simulators with Virtual Hazard Detection (VHD) program to continue the reduction of traffic accidents in their vehicle fleet.
February 6, 2018

VDI Increases Products Sold in GSA Contract to Include Newest Technology

Virtual Driver Interactive Significantly Expands Products Offered in General Service Administration (GSA) Contract - VDI increased its GSA contract product portfolio to include their newest driver training/safety systems: the award-winning boating skills trainer, new 34”screen simulation systems, a three screen full cab simulator and the latest Driving Essentials driver safety training program.
January 22, 2018

Glen Falls City Court

Glens Falls City Court has been chosen as the site for state’s court system’s first VDI computerized driving simulator as part of a pilot program to better educate problem drivers.
January 22, 2018

ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital

ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital educates their community on the impact of being distracted while driving.
December 7, 2017

James Madison University Uses VDI Driving Simulators Proving Them Effective in Changing Behaviors Associated with Distracted Driving

James Madison University Uses VDI Driving Simulators with One Simple Decision. Software Used in Study Proving Them Effective in Training and Changing Behaviors - James Madison’s study confirms that driving simulators using first-person, consequence-based training may be a powerful tool to add to the arsenal of strategies designed to prevent distracted driving, which is a prevalent, unsafe behavior leading to unnecessary deaths.
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