Improving the safety of those who drive as part of their
occupation is essential in not only safeguarding the health and safety of
workers but also the general public. This is one of the reasons why large
haulage companies like DPD and UPS in addition to ride-share businesses like
UBER have invested heavily in making sure they are reducing the risk of
One of the new developments in the world of driver safety
is the use of simulation as a form of both training and accident prediction. Here
are some of the ways driver simulation is improving the performance of career
drivers on the road.
- It is creating a better training platform for drivers
A lot of the current criticism around driving safety
programmes is the heavy reliance on classroom learning and the lack of
practical benefits that can be taken away. The new driver simulation software
is dealing with this. Developed by Millbrook, the new software offers immediate feedback and covers the
following parameters amongst others:
This is not a comprehensive list, the software creates a
wide range of feedback areas on which drivers can improve their performance on
the road and increase the company’s driver safety.
- It helps bridge the gap between vehicle and
With increased technological development comes more
technological integration between humans and machines. This is especially true
in the automotive industry where driverless cars are putting more power in the
hands of the driver.
The new simulation software developed is helping to ease
drivers into the greater synergy they will have with the vehicle they are
operating. Areas like assisted braking and distance checks will become
something future professional drivers are familiar with.
- The software creates useful data for companies
When developing cars, the new technology and
drastic changes mean a lot has to be done to ensure the new features are
compatible with human drivers. The simulation software helps companies to test
changes without having to ‘live-test’ them on real cars. This makes it easier
for them to assess the safety of the new features when drivers interact with
safety will continue to evolve over time
Driver simulation is just one area which is
trying to improve the safety of modern cars on the road, and is something that
is often discussed in the world of health and safety. Areas like driver telematics and assisted
driving are going to become more common and staying up to date with the latest
changes will become increasingly critical to keeping drivers safe on the roads
and within the workplace.