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, right? That’s just what the owner of the flip phone says, “I paid good money for this and it still works”.
Well, simulator training effectiveness has changed dramatically over the years and if your system is older than the iPhone 5 (2013), you are seriously missing out on all the modern features. To make matters worse, your existing simulation vendor (unless it is us) does not provide you with periodic updates for features and fixes! There are many $10,000+ “flip phone” grade simulators out there running antiquated Microsoft operating systems, non-HD screens and clunky cockpit drive-in movie style experiences for the teens. If you want students to realize safety is important, then the system should demonstrate that you believe it is too!
by Bob Davis, CEO & President of Virtual Driver Interactive