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VDI Driver Safety Simulation Program

Virtual Driver Interactive Inc. showcased Virtual HD at ASSE’s Safety 2014 in June. Virtual HD is the industry’s first voice-controlled, interactive, simulation-based driver safety program designed to improve hazard recognition skills and reduce crash risk for many top commercial fleets.

Organizations including UPS, PSE&G, Cox and GE Oil & Gas currently use Virtual HD to train employees. The simulation includes a self-paced series of experiences designed to improve hazard recognition skills, lower accident rates and reduce distracted driving in about 60 minutes. Virtual HD focuses on eliminating the primary cause for crashes: a failure to recognize and react to hazardous driving situations. A unique feature of the Virtual HD program is vehicle-specific training mimicking actual driving experiences on the job no matter what fleet vehicles are used by the company.

Virtual HD can help not only lower crash incidents and associated costs, but also lower the cost of training while increasing the rate at which drivers are trained.

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.