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French bus gets the first bus driving simulator

In June 2011, a group of public transport Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) gathered in Biarritz, France, to unveil the first bus equipped to accommodate driving simulator. This mobile training platform, called Cassiopeia, will be used to train 7,000 employees of the group’s 170 members.

The simulator reproduces an authentic driving position, in which the driver faces three 40 inches screens. Cassiopeia can simulate more than fifty scenarios in three modules of behavior in situations of accident, eco-driving and maneuvering, which are not possible to reproduce otherwise.

The bus that hosts this simulator, the Evadys Irisbus, also has a small training room of a dozen places. If the experiment proves successful, the group of coach plans to acquire other equipment of this type.
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