A YRT driver at the wheel of the simulation machine.LEA’s Intelligent Transportation Systems team was recently involved in the specifications design and contract administration of a bus simulator system that provides a simulated, interactive driving environment as part of York Region Transit’s (YRT) innovative driver training program.

This is the second deployment LEA has undertaken with the Region. This new version of the program includes high-definition, customized graphics and environments which replicate select areas of YRT’s recently introduced Viva rapid transit service corridors. The simulator provides York Region Transit with the ability to develop training scenarios to test driver instincts, reactions, and knowledge in a safe and secure environment. Furthermore, the driver cab is a replica of a vehicle within their existing fleet allowing drivers to possess a degree of hands-on experience before they continue training on the road.

A view out the front windshield of the simulator. York Region Transit is one of North America’s leading early adopters of new technologies and services in the ITS community. LEA is excited to be involved in another project that promotes safety for all commuters and pedestrians.