A complete novice driver training curriculum.

Unlimited Training and Assessment for New Drivers

Virtual Driving Essentials ™ (VDE) is an immersive learning experience designed to guide teen drivers through the critical driving skills. VDE includes revolutionary new features and nearly 50 miles of drivable area – including all types of roads, weather conditions, traffic patterns, and pedestrians. 


Superior Lessons, Superior Driving​

We begin with a pre-drive assessment loaded with situations that are scored to provide a baseline of driver ability. From there you embark on hours of involved, interactive learning featuring the very best combination of learning techniques. Since distracted driving has now spread to distracted walking, VDE even has a lesson on being a safe pedestrian!

Realistic Simulations with More Accurate Reporting

From a measurement standpoint, perhaps the greatest feature of Driving Essentials is the Vision reporting feature. An instructor will be able to view reports from every simulator to compile progress reports. The data collected will provide information on completed lessons, time per lesson, scores, assessment data, and measurements of crucial driving behaviors.


Features & Benefits


VDE consists of 16 lessons that take about 3 hours to complete. The Virtual Driver Interactive development team has created an amazing “intelligent traffic” world where the cars around you present challenging behavior that is never the same in any two drives. Take the same lesson again and you’ll see entirely different traffic conditions.

In the Media


We recently purchased 16 driving simulators in May 2017 from (virtual) driver interactive. We have used them with over 100 students for our summer program in June and to say that we are satisfied would be an understatement. They are FANTASTIC! I know for a fact they have helped with our behind the wheel program because they are so realistic! We have had zero problems with them and the students love them. There is plenty of driving scenarios and different variations you can use it’s incredible.

Dennis Chartier, Lead Driver Education Instructor, Deer Valley Unified School District, Arizona

We have been using Virtual Driver Interactive for almost a year now and it has been very good for our students. The program is realistic and very interactive. We have about 300 students a year that use the system. The students have given positive feedback as well. Students like how it’s self paced and realistic. I like how I can change the driving conditions and see how the system reacts. This is a great place to start with brand new drivers.

Mark Baker, Driver Education Teacher, Provo High School Utah

We installed 13 VDI simulators this summer and our high school students have truly enjoyed the upgraded experience. These simulators teach everything from how speeding affects the physics of the car to the serious dangers associated with distracted driving. The sixteen lesson Driving Essentials program wonderfully complements our driver education classroom and lab components. Driving simulation allows my instructors to teach important lessons — like speeding or texting — that would be too dangerous to demonstrate on the road. The One Simple Decision program powerfully tackles the problem of distracted or impaired driving with realistic and hard-hitting scenarios. Thank you again for providing such a useful and versatile driver education curriculum product. The installation could not have gone smoother. Your assistance throughout the procurement process and especially your “service after the sale” has been top notch. We are extremely pleased with our VDI purchase.

Charles J. Wise, Curriculum Supervisor, Alachua County Public Schools Florida

We currently have 42 VDI simulators in four high schools in Forsyth County Georgia. VDI is state of the art when it comes to creating a realistic program for training young drivers without putting them in harm’s way on the road. The graphics are realistic and incorporate many lessons teaching students the correct way to handle hazardous road conditions. The students enjoy the lessons and parents have the ability to know what is being taught so they may be aware of what their children are learning week by week. Installation is stress-free and the installers are very professional. The One Simple Decision program includes distracted and impaired driving which is so important to address as many drivers are distracted leading to our increased death rate in our country.

Sherry Stein, Executive Director, LEADER Program / Forsyth County Schools Georgia

VDI has been an outstanding partner to work with offering a virtual training product that truly engages kids. After passing Joshua’s Law in 2005, I worked with VDI to put simulators in schools throughout the State of Georgia increasing the number of students taking Driver Education by 450% and reducing teen deaths by 60%. These simulators WORK!

Alan Brown, Founder & Executive Director, Joshua Brown Foundation

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