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September 26, 2022 | News

Diverse Interactive and Linde win at the Motor Transport Awards

Diverse Interactive and Linde win at the Motor Transport Awards

Surrey Research Park companies Diverse Interactive and Linde Group have won the Best Use of Technology Award at the Motor Transport Awards for their pioneering driverless training project.

The DIViRT (Driver Immersive Virtual Reality Training) project was a partnership between Linde Group and BOC and has been two years in the making from a proof of concept prototype to a fully operational production unit, having toured for a year out in the field to prove itself to the business.

The system utilizes Linde’s world-leading gas cylinder delivery vehicles and integrates cutting-edge virtual reality driver training with proprietary eye-tracking devices and motion simulation, allowing Linde to provide a highly realistic and immersive driver training experience that improves safety for both staff and the public.

The premise of the solution was to design, create and build a portable ‘plug & play’ unit which can be transported from site to site, with the intention to supplement the on the road ‘Practical Defensive Driver Training’ currently in place across EMEA.

The aims were to increase competency, safety performance improvements and bring benefits to the industry through technology. The solution was designed to be used in conjunction with an existing in-vehicle training system, or as a standalone unit. It consisted of a lorry cab fitted with a mounted camera, GPS and data-recording equipment, which could be used to capture footage of journeys.

The result was not only an exciting solution to the business, which improved drivers’ engagement and enthusiasm for the training, cut costs, downtime and travel for drivers, but a unique insight into driver behaviour that has been recorded during the training experience.

Discover more about this project, and the team at Diverse Interactive here.

 

DIViRT (Driver Immersive Virtual Reality Training)

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