A big thanks to Wayne from Autosense for coming to site and putting the team through the Driver Comptency Simulator. Drivers were put through three core driver competency scenarios which included every day driving conditions as found on New Zealand roads, ranging from highways to urban/city conditions. Drivers were evaluated on start up and shut down procedure, speed control, spatial awareness and emergency situations. The drivers then chose two additional scenarios ranging from urban delivery to a downhill snowy mountain pass. Each scenario combination provided a good test of the drivers reactions and experience.
The simulator enabled us to expose drivers to situations that are simply to dangerous to replicate on the road so they were highly valued.
We even managed to get some of the office staff through!