Leicester Fire Brigade test drive our new truck simulator.
We were delighted to welcome Paul Speight, Watch Manager at the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), to the workshop. Paul has been a key figure in VR training for many years and was keen to see what motion simulators could add to the vehicle training experience.
Having been given the national lead to implement VR in the UK fire service, Paul and the LFRS implemented a VR training programme for fire investigators, described as covering in one hour what investigators would previously spend two days learning.
Switching to road saftey, Paul and his team then launched the Virtual Fatal 4 (VF4) road safety education package. As the first fire & rescue service in the UK and Europe to introduce this type of immersive training, they see it as a key aid in helping to reduce deaths and serious injuries in young drivers.
Paul test drove our 3-DoF motion simulator with truck driver setup, which is used to safety train truck drivers in the UK. The truck simulator would not normally go off road, but that’s what he chose to do…