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  • Why DriveWise?
    DriveWise sets itself apart with an elite collection of unique differentiators: 1. Certified instructional designers customize your program to target your specific risks, occupation and learner profile (i.e. pre-hire, new hire, recurrent or at-risk Driver). 2. To maximize our programs results, DriveWise has a proprietary instructional design system that features: ​ A program targeting cognitive skills, behaviours, decision making and situational awareness which research has proven are the main causal factors in driving incidents. A traditional ADDIE Design with the Kirkpatrick 4 Levels of Evaluation embedded in the process to ensure your desired results are identified, quantified and an action plan to achieve your needs drives your program(s) custom design. The incorporation of Stress Exposure Training principles to build learner awareness and response to acute stressors he/she will encounter in normal and high risk situations. State of the Art Learning tools such as virtual reality simulation and audience response pads. Activity Based Learning for the classroom to engage the Adult learner in an experience-sharing and highly-engaging learning environment. Formal program report with lesson plan outline, per-participant record of training and attendance, data slicing for trend identification, and participant feedback forms. Our simulators operate the newest software and are a current hardware platform to ensure optimal performance, continual maintenance and optimized reliability of our simulators. Our simulators are supported in house 365/24/7.
  • Are the programs customized?
    DriveWise courses are customized to accommodate your learning requirements, occupation, selected program length, and risk data. Our programs are designed through an instructional design process, and reference applicable Canadian regulatory requirements, and our own “six star approach” to cooperative driving. ​ Immediately following your secured booking, an advisor from the DriveWise team will contact you to perform a training needs analysis. This analysis will include the following: ​ Identify the participants and occupations Ascertain primary profile of participant (new hire, recurrent, remedial, etc.) Fleet Risks Local Operating environment Local procedures (i.e. company specific backing procedure, hours of service, etc.) Program facilities ​ Upon completion of the learning needs, DriveWise will customize your program in accordance with the information provided.
  • What vehicles can training be provided for?
    DriveWise provides training for the following vehicles: ​ Pick-up Truck (With or without trailer) Step/Delivery Van Heavy Truck (Manual or Automatic Transmission, various speeds including 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, super 10, 13 and 18) Fire Truck Ambulance Police Cruiser (various models including the Crown Victoria, Impala and Charger) Hummer and other military vehicles Snow plow Dump Truck Garbage Truck Cement Truck Private Motor Vehicle Taxi
  • What is the Benefit of Simulation?
    Simulation labs are a highly-effective and powerful method of cognitive skill development, behavior modification and situational awareness building. In a simulated environment, the group is exposed to a number of different driving situations. The flexible and safe environment of the simulator enables us to expose participants to situations that would be dangerous in a real vehicle. Additionally, the instructor can allow a situation to advance in real time and observe the participant’s ability to recognize danger, be proactive and recover without instructor intervention. This enables an instructor to focus on coaching instead of monitoring everyone’s safety. The participant can also see the cause and effect of their driving decisions.
  • What are your Simulator's Capabilities?
    As well as simulating a multitude of vehicles, the simulator offers many different environmental scenarios including: highway, freeway, suburban, rural, city, downtown core, mountain pass, and snowy freeways. The flexibility of the visual environment enables us to closely replicate the operating environment of the participant. This feature increases learning retention as the participant more readily integrates to the environment and understands how to employ learned skills in everyday tasks. The simulation environment supports many complex and difficult weather effects including snow, ice, fog, rain, and wind. All weather effects can be adjusted to varying levels of intensity. This is extremely effective in exercising and gauging the participant’s ability to adapt and apply their skills in adverse conditions. In addition to controlling the weather/environmental conditions, emergencies such as blown tires, failed brakes, hydraulic failure, and failed headlights can also be injected during an exercise. Simulations also contain varying levels of traffic as well as animals (deer, dogs, moose, etc.) and pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcycles. Simulation is the most practical way to expose a participant to the highest risk situations. The flexibility of the simulator enables us to expose the participant to challenging and complex situations in a safe environment.
  • Can training be done at our location?
    Yes. We have a fully outfitted mobile training unit complete with driving simulator, instructor station and classroom. The trailer, which is powered by a generator, eliminates the need for shore power and is climate controlled, so training can be done in almost any condition.
  • Do you sell Driving Simulators?
    Yes. We sell occupation-specific simulators in addition to building and delivering service-based training programs. One of our main tools in learner engagement is the realism of our simulator and its applicability to real life experience. Immersion in the simulation is enhanced by the force feedback of the pedals and steering including terrain following (if you hit a curb you will feel it), the vibration in the seat, surround sound and movement of visuals to simulate weight distribution. ​ Our simulators support occupation specific configurations and vehicles. TranSim VS6 Used for commercial trucks, fire trucks, snow plows, buses, etc. 180-degree view, using three 55” full HD resolution (1920×1080) allows for the design and delivery of ultra-realistic driving environments Force-loaded steering provides real-time feedback during situations such as blown tires and sloshing loads 140 transmissions (manual/automatic), 240 engine types, 300 tire sizes and 33 axle ratios Realistic gear shift allows for shifting instruction that reduces wear and tear on your equipment Glass dashboard allows the flexibility to replicate various makes/models of vehicles Truck-like training environment, such as seat, steering wheel, air brakes, clutch, enhances retention for drivers PatrolSim PS6 Used for police vehicles, ambulances, passenger vehicles, taxis, vans, etc. Virtual environment enables emergency personnel to safely practice high-risk exercises such as emergency response and pursuits 180-degree view, using three 55” full HD resolution (1920×1080) allows for the design and delivery of ultra-realistic driving environments Lights and sirens, touch screen and transceiver Glass dashboard allows the flexibility to replicate dozens of makes/models of vehicles True-to-life vehicle training environment, such as seat, steering wheel, brakes, accelerator pedal, etc., enhances training retention for drivers
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