Truck drivers are trained and tested on inspecting the exterior of the truck as well as driving techniques. Where full-size sit-down simulators are effective for driving training and assessment, it is impractical to simulate an exterior inspection with a life-size simulator. In addition, it is challenging to incorporate assessment of exterior inspections with driving techniques when they use different media. This issue is also analogous to airline pilots and other professions where training requirements include inspection of a large vehicle.

In this session participants will explore how a program built for a touch-capable mobile tablet provided the perfect solution to this challenge. You will explore how the program utilized the unique affordances of a tablet, including manipulating the vehicle by rotating and tilting to see each component that must be inspected. You will discover the depth available in a tablet-based simulation, with lights, tires, dents, leaks, cracked mirrors, and more all being present just as they would in a real-life situation. You will learn how this pre-trip inspection assessment is sent to an LMS that stores the results, which are then available to the full-size simulator via the LMS and can then be used to generate a cumulative score.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The value of a design with media integrated in an LMS
  • When a mobile solution is better than a full-size simulator solution
  • Cost effective methods for performance assessment

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Tablets, full-size simulators, and learning management systems.