The TransitSim™ Bus Simulator has been designed to promote an effective end-to-end training process for both new hire candidates and veteran operators.
The TransitSim™ Bus Simulator offers a flexible platform for training fixed route bus operators to learn basic skill development, situation awareness, decision-making, judgment training, and vehicle operations. Simulators enable trainers to supplement behind-the-wheel training to promote the safe and efficient operation of a standard fixed route transit bus.
The TransitSim™ driving simulator features fully operational passenger doors, an industry-leading field-of-view, adjustable pillar columns to replicate temporary blockages, configurable dash layouts to accommodate fleet diversity and physical mirrors to promote effective leaning technique.
Students are introduced and challenged on various operator skills including references to pivot point, push-pull steering, momentary floor-mounted turn signals (now known as ‘directionals’), leaning technique, and other aspects of operating a fixed route bus. These skills will likely be foreign concepts to the new hire candidate, yet they must be learned and mastered during the early stages of the training process. This process challenges each student operator to learn a core set of skills, behaviors, and techniques that will enable them to operate the bus—safely and effectively.