This simulator course training involves the FAAC Driving Simulator for reinforcing sound decision making abilities and reducing driving risk. FAAC’s exclusive Vehicle Interactive Pursuit-5 System is the common sense answer for instructing new and veteran police officers. The system includes a variety of functions to support these skills and others in the most realistic environment possible. These include perishable skills, speed and space management, intersection analysis, split-second judgment and decision making, hazard perception, adverse driving conditions, pursuit management, and multi-tasking. This simulator allows for interaction between instructor and student. The simulator contains true to life controls and components including the ability for radio contact between student and instructor enhancing realistic training and multi-tasking. The system provides an accurate vehicle “feel”, including curb strikes, road vibration, tire scrub and camber recovery (steering and suspension). The software recreates seat bounce and vibration from acceleration and braking and turning. Also included is a high fidelity, dynamic Doppler effect surround sound for continuous and asynchronous (the sound and actions being synchronized) vehicle sounds to enhance acceleration, deceleration and cornering – other sounds include engine speed, road noise, tire skidding, brake application, and collision with vehicles and other objects, such as road signs, road markers, trees and buildings. The attendee will learn how to react to various traffic elements such as pedestrians, other vehicles and road conditions, and how to predict possible conflict with other highway users. The simulator allows for the measurement of reaction time, braking time and total stopping distance. Managing risk involves controlling visibility, time, space and being aware of the traction available. All these factors allows the student’s judgment and decision-making skills being exercised and evaluated by the instructor – that means instructors can allow a student to make a poor decision, then play back that decision on the simulator for discussion and reinforcement, or re-drive the same session for an successful outcome. Training can be paused for discussion to enhance lesson reinforcement. Scenarios can be any geographical locations such as urban, suburban, residential, rural with numerous road systems. There are more than 60 pre-scripted training exercises available, including a scenario toolbox which gives instructors the freedom to craft a custom exercise based on specific training needs. This allows for training based on annual accident statistics with real life scenarios that permits the trainers to build basic fundamental scripts for new hires or creating complex, advanced scripts for veteran drivers, reinforcing training against specific accident types.
Facts regarding statistics since using a driving simulator is that agencies find their accident levels decreasing from 30% – 50%, thus reducing litigation significantly.
This can be synched with the firearms simulator (see training bulletin “MILO/FAAC Combined Simulator”)
Duty weapons and ammunition are not allowed into the FAAC/MILO room. Locking storage cabinets are provided for officers if desired.
Half day of training: $250.00 (includes two instructors) Class limit: 5
Full day of training: $500.00 (includes two instructors) Class limit: 10
CONTACT: DIRECTOR TOM DEPAUL
DEPUTY DIRECTOR TED NAGEL