The New Dimension in Training Professional Drivers
With the new “Tutor” simulator a big step forward has been made by the Foerst GmbH to further diminish the gap between simulation and reality. The simulator comes with four different driving programmes: manoeuvring, hazard perception, eco-driving, and driver safety training. The “Tutor” can simulate rides in a semi-trailer truck, a tank truck, a bus, a light truck, a fire engine, as well as a drawbar-trailer combination. It has been developed especially to be used to train professional drivers according to the standards of EU-directive 2003/59/EG. This new dimension of training promises excess training quality and more fun for the trainees.
Due to modern high definition computer graphics, and also by mounting original truck devices and (optionally) a moving cabin reality and virtual reality almost melt into one. The “Tutor” offers the chance to gain experience in driving on motorways, on country roads, or on city streets. You can choose between automatic and manual transmission, you can determine weight and load as well as weather conditions. Additionally, driver backup systems, i.e. “Lane Departure Warning” (LDW), “Anti-Lock Braking System” (ABS), or “Adaptive Cruising Control” (ACC) can be activted. There are six rear-view mirrors at the driver’s disposal assisting him in integrating into live traffic.