Fleet Source - VR

Driver training provider, Fleet Source, is expanding its Virtual Reality (VR) driver training programme after receiving positive feedback from customers.

The expansion will see VR training included in the company's Safe UK Driving, Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention and Safe Green and Efficient training courses.

Fleet Source’s VR training courses use 360-degree footage filmed in cities, rural areas and motorways which it sources from organisations including the police force and TfL.

Fleet Source chief executive Nick Caesari, said the company has invested “heavily” in VR solutions after receiving “tremendous” feedback from drivers, with one customer reporting that 97% of its drivers rating it as a positive experience.

He added: "VR can be transformative as a training tool, as drivers are totally immersed in real life situations with no distractions.

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"The technology enables us to create more engaging and interactive content to test drivers’ theoretical knowledge, response and reaction times.

“Instead of drivers being told about a process after an incident, they are fully immersed in the scenario, within the safety of a controlled environment.

“CPC has been with us for ten years and commercial drivers deserve a break from the PowerPoint lecture.

“VR presents a huge opportunity for radical change in driver training, which is both cost effective and truly engaging and we intend to ensure that fleet operators are able to fully embrace that opportunity.”