Safety Goes Virtual at UPS
Safety Goes Virtual at UPS April2014 – Automotive Fleet, the car and truck fleet & leasing management magazine, features UPS utilizing VDI’s Virtual HD program to improve their fleet’s driving skills and minimize risk.
Maria Tiberi Foundation
Maria Tiberi was a senior at OSU in Autumn 2013 when she died in a car accident attributed to distracted driving. The foundation was created by Maria’s parents, Dom and Terri Tiberi, in her name to spread the word about the negative effects of distracted driving. Maria Tiberi Foundation has […]
Consumer Reports covers Virtual Driver Interactive’s exhibition at the Lifesavers 2013 Conference and how “One Simple Decision” is a better way to engage teens and change destructive driving behaviors. Click here for the story.
Customer Experience: An Asset Like No Other
I started using the Virtual Driving Interactive Simulators in 2018 because I had myself learned to drive on a simulator and was concerned that we were putting drivers on the road with minimal exposure to scenarios that required better judgement and clear thinking. Because I had known the value of […]
How Organizations Can Make Roads Safer
Most companies have to engage in some form of logistics, whether it is for deliveries or sending employees out into the field. When companies send their employees out on the road they are responsible for ensuring they follow the rules, are safe on the road, and that their vehicles are […]
Simulation Training Poised to Transform Driving School for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
For many, learning to drive is a gateway to independence and freedom, but the road to a license isn’t always a smooth one – especially for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Varying abilities to process information and make decisions mean that traditional driver training might be less effective for those […]
Unsafe Driving Practices Increased During COVID
The Travelers Risk Index recently announced the results of a survey conducted on distracted driving during the COVID crisis. The data shows that drivers feel the roads are safer due to less traffic and are using their mobile devices more frequently while driving. For example, texting or emailing went up […]
Is Your Driving Simulator a Flip Phone?
Do you know someone who still uses a “flip phone”? I’m sure you do but what does that have to do with driving simulators? Any organization that owns a driving simulator knows that they are not inexpensive. It is only natural to want to use it as long as you […]
Peripheral Vision and Teen Tunnel Vision
I didn’t see that coming!” Famous last words after a crash. So why is that teens have the best vision and the best reactions but absolutely the worst crash stats? It comes down to scanning techniques. The more “focused” a person gets the more they tend to stare at a […]
A Driver’s License Doesn’t Prove Competency
It is a common misconception that once teens pass their driver’s license test they have proven they can drive safely. After all, that’s what the test is about right? Well, no, not even close. The role of the DMVs, Department of Motor Vehicles, around the country is more about passing […]
The “Life Bar”
Because of the way the teenage brain develops, involving teens in something active offers greater chance of achieving higher levels of engagement. We know that everyone learns better when they are really engaged. That applies to learning how to learning how to drive as well. When it comes to “just […]
Fleet Management: The Cars or the Drivers?
Fleet Management: The Cars or the Drivers? There are many publications, trade shows and job titles that are about “Fleet Safety or Fleet Management”. Some years back we thought, “this is great, these people really care about crashes.” Well, the answer is “sort of”. It is all too common for […]