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September 1, 2021

‘The Driving Experience’ School Uses VDI Simulators to Prepare Students on the Spectrum to Get Behind the Wheel

'The Driving Experience' School Utilizes Simulators to Prepare Students on the Spectrum to Get Behind the Wheel- September 1, 2021.  Students with Autism Benefit from Virtual Driver Interactive Simulation-Based Driver Safety Training.   “The Driving Experience” school is reinforcing behind-the-wheel training by providing crucial driving experience for students with special needs using VDI driving simulators.  VDI’s simulation-based technology allows “The Driving Experience” school to introduce “real world” obstacles, conditions and distractions to their autistic students in a safe and controlled driving environment.        
August 13, 2021

The Verge Magazine: Everyone Should Learn To Drive in a Simulator

The Verge:  Everyone Should Learn to Drive in a Simulator - The Verge Magazine 2014:  Drivers are learning to drive the same way they did decades ago, but there is a better way - with VDI simulators.   Driving simulators replicate actual driving experiences through all types of scenarios that include vehicle handling, scanning and hazard detection, parallel parking, and hydroplaning.
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.
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