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Simulate How To Drive Truck

Simulate How To Drive Truck

Driving simulators are used for all kinds of vehicles. Most are used for regular driver training in a pasenger car, but training simulators are also available for truck driving, train driving, driving armoured vehicles, and special purpose vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and fire engines. There are big differences between those. For ambulance, police and fire trucks, special manoeuvers are trained. In general, training in an ambulance, or similarly a police car or fire engine, it is very dificult to train drivers on public roads while carrying light and sound signals. It is also considered dangerous to drive such a vehicle at high speed in a town just to practice these skills. So, because a simulator offers much more opportunities to practice driving at high speed and to use the light and sound signals properly, it has a big advantage over practicing these skills on public roads.

Simulators for truck driving are exclusively used for professional driver training: the truck drivers are very skilled professional drivers. Also, a truck is more expensive than a passenger car, so drivers  are more willing to pay a higher price per hour. This makes these machines much more cost effective. A disadvantage however is that these drivers are very well practiced already and miss the sensation of motions in lower cost driving simulators. So this group demands more realistic sensations that can only be obtained by using a motion platform, where the physical sensation of accelerations is simulated. This makes these truck driving simulators much more expensive because the cost of hardware is much higher. Another disadvantage of this particular group of customers is that they tend to be more susceptible to simulator sickness. As drivers are more experienced they are more prone to get cybersickness because they have learned the associations between visual and motion cues. Motion cues are absent in fixed-base simulators and they are available in motion based simulators. However, the motion cues are very difficult to simulate so they are still more susceptible to simulator sickness.

Driver training simulators for learning to drive in a passenger car offer the biggest opportunities to improve driving skills in learner drivers. Also, the targte grouo usually consists of youg and inexperienced drivers that have a very low risk of simulator sickness. On the other hand, learner passenger cars are relatively cheap,. so the cost benefits of these type of simulators are smaller.