Transurb Develops VR Train Driving Simulator Technology with SETRAG
Transurb is making progress on the SETRAG project for the installation of EMD SD40 and GM GT46A compact simulators.
Focused on improving the training experience of their students, SETRAG just entrusted Transurb with the integration of virtual reality (VR) within the scope of their simulation project.
Transurb will equip both compact simulators with a virtual reality headset that will be used in the context of troubleshooting and out-of-cab procedures. This innovative technology will be the perfect complement to the simulators since it will offer another level of immersion and further develop the driver’s skill set regarding critical tasks of their training curriculum.
The VR plug-in of the simulators will offer driver trainees a complete, engaging and immersive learning experience. Indeed, while driving simulators generally focus on the physical reproduction of the driving desk and cab environment, the advantage of VR is to enlarge these features to the rest of the train and its surroundings.
The virtual reproduction of the locomotives offers the possibility to walk inside and around the train, identify faults and resolve them as they should be in the day-to-day operation of the actual train.
SETRAG will be the first client to take advantage of Transurb freshly developed VR simulation add-on presented at Innotrans 2018. The growing relationship between our companies will allow us both to climb up the ladder of rail training innovation. We would like to thank, once again, Setrag for its trust and for this amazing opportunity.