Driving instructors hesitate to use a driving simulator during driver training, despite the many advantages it offers. A research driving simulator can sometimes be considered a game, as students may prefer to start their driving training in a car. But a driving simulator does not allow you to play games. It teaches you the skills that you need in order to safely drive a car.
Simulators are designed to encourage traffic participation and rules. They also allow for realistic traffic situations. These are the exact skills that are difficult to learn in a beginner car. A driving simulator with good properties has the following features:
* The skills are taught in a way that minimizes mental overload. The training covers all aspects of automated driving, including gear changing, lane shifting, scanning when approaching an intersection and negotiating roundabouts. It also includes overtaking, passing, and other tasks.
* It is possible to practice numerous traffic situations in short periods of time. This allows trainees to have sufficient driving experience. Simulator training can help you develop specific skills. In one hour, a trainee can drive in a simulation world and encounter many more intersections that when driving in real life. Visual scanning, use and indication of gear, speed control, priority rule and speed control are all skills that can be used to evaluate each intersection. The most important aspect of driver education is the lack of relevant driving experience in traffic situations. It is a significant determinant regarding driver safety.
* An instructor cannot control traffic situations that might arise during a lesson in the learner car. Lessons in simulators result in highly-taught moments and high training values. Simulator lessons offer a guarantee of effectiveness for all trainees.
A simulator should have a virtual teacher’ who constantly evaluates the trainee’s behaviour. It provides immediate feedback to the trainee when he makes mistakes. It provides quick, systematic feedback that helps you learn quicker.
* In a simulator, students can learn to drive in an environment free of stress. An error can have far less severe consequences than in the real-world. Most people learn faster and better if they feel safe and comfortable.