Simulated VR Vehicle Training allows operators to learn in a moving environment

VR simulated vehicle training helps drivers, pilots and coxswains how to operate their vehicle.  But what about a passenger, or professional who needs to perform tasks in that vehicle?.   RiVR create ground breaking VR training programmes for the emergency services and other industries.  to see what motion simulation can add to their digital training solutions.  As a result, they one of the world’s leading makers of photorealistic virtual reality environments.  Their content ranges from traditional 2D to full 360 degree video.  So we welcomed Ross Evans and Alex Harvey from RiVR to look at how motion simulation and VR content can aid vehicle training.

Combining this VR technology with motion simulation makes for a fully immersive vehicle training programme, and we discussed a variery of vehicles and settings where this type of training could revolutionise the way we learn to drive, fly or skipper.

As a fun task, we got hold of a copy of the (now very retro) game ‘Operation’.  Ross from RiVR (right) is driving our 3-DoF truck simulator with Dan in the passenger seat experiencing the same motion while trying to play the game.

As any medic, or operator of machinery or other equipment in a moving vehicle knows, carrying out a complex task whilst on the move is not straight forward.  VR training using motion simulation allows vehicle operators and crew to practice in a safe environment and rehearse for what may realistically happen in the operational environment.