The Drive Square Driving Simulator is portable and easy to use. It can be brought to a location of convenience, instead of the drivers traveling to a training center. All drivers can be trained in a familiar vehicle, such as a police cruiser, ambulance or a fire truck.
Whether a part of an EVOC training course or a centerpiece of your annual Refresher course, the Drive Square Simulation System will allow drivers to keep their edge by safely practicing:
- General First Responder driver skills:
- Negotiation of crowded intersections
- Appropriate usage of the siren and lights
- Staying in the appropriate lane position
- Driver’s situational awareness
- Keeping other drivers aware of your vehicle
- Risk management skills
- Compliance with local laws
- Law Enforcement specific:
- Traffic stops and high-speed pursuits
- Pursuit termination
- PIT maneuver (where applicable)
A number of driving scenarios have been designed to re-create real-life situations. Agencies will see traffic (mostly) yielding in response to the siren. The pursued vehicle can be set to behave in a more compliant or more aggressive manner, or it could be manually driven by the instructor.
Both "multi-player" and "single-player" system configurations are available.
Emergency Vehicle Operator and First Responder training is supported by the following software packages: STISIM, KMW. If a multi-player environment is essential, or shooting or other simulated activities need to be integrated with training, agencies may want to consider Virtual Battlefield VBS2 software as well.
- Since Drive Square Simulators are the most versatile driving simulators on the market there are a few additional benefits to owning one:
When not using the simulator for EVO training, take it to the local school to show teenagers the dangers of drunk driving, cell phone use and texting. Some law enforcement customers use the simulator as a part of the D.A.R.E. program. Agencies may even qualify for local, state or Federal grant money to purchase the simulator.
Drive Square supports a number of software simulation packages and can put together a simulator that addresses the specific goals of the training program.
The Drive Square Simulation System is a driving simulator that enables a trainee to drive in a virtual space, while operating the controls of an actual vehicle.
Using his/her own or an instructor's vehicle, the client drives onto a pair of turntables. Simulator sensors and actuators are quickly and non-invasively clipped on to the pedals and other applicable controls.
A 360-degree panoramic view of the road and surrounding area is presented to the trainee via virtual reality goggles, the Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The scenery is computer-generated by a virtual reality simulation software running on the simulator's portable computer. The software receives data from the wheels and pedals of the vehicle to provide an extremely interactive experience recreating various driving situations.
The driving simulator sets up in under 20 minutes at any parking space, providing a portable, cost-effective and easy-to-use driver training solution.