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Virginia Operators Collaborate on Simulator Training

Posted on October 1, 2008

RICHMOND, Va. — James River Bus Lines and Carey Transportation recently bought a driving simulator for its safety and training program. It provides high fidelity, real-world driving environments customized for James River’s particular vehicles.

 

 

The simulator, a Transim VS IV, features wrap-around plasma screens allowing front and side views of the driving experience. Digital imaging offers realistic graphics of real world situations and even allows for customized views that match a particular street layout.

 

Incorporating the Transim into the contained, customized trailer providing a professional training environment that can be used at each of the company’s locations in Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Richmond.

 

Costing more than $200,000, the system is a major investment in safety. James River and its subsidiary Carey Transportation are one of only a few private transportation companies in the world that use a simulator in its training.

 

“This tool will help us train our drivers to respond in situations that were impossible to simulate on the road. It is our obligation to do everything we can to ensure a safe experience for our passengers. The recent availability of the Transims helps us accomplish this,” president Stephen Story said.

 

James River Bus Lines, with its subsidiary Carey Transportation, is a full-service transportation organization offering a variety of vehicles and transportation services.

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