MTA instructors have been using driving simulation as part of their overall training program for years. So when it came time for an upgrade, they used their experience and knowledge to conduct a thorough search of available transit training products.
The result was the acquisition of FAAC’s flagship MB-2000.
“We’ve had simulation before and we wanted to upgrade what we had,” said Kym Turner, MTA’s training manager. “We researched what was available and FAAC had everything that we needed. We love the technology that they had and the advancements to the simulation experience were great.”
Because of their past experience using simulation, Turner has a full menu of uses for their new MB-2000, including new hires, refresher and remediation training, and driver training for maintenance personnel as well.
“I am confident we will be able to reduce safety violations and safety accidents in the future,” Turner said.
Managers at FAAC were pleased, but not surprised, to see another second-generation customer recommitting to simulation technology by replacing their first-generation simulator with a FAAC product.
“Practically every day we hear about situations like this, where a training group already has a simulation device and now want to explore their options to get to the next level of training simulator,” said FAAC’s Executive Director of Commercial Business Development David Bouwkamp. “Training in general is being taken more seriously and customers want the best in training capabilities, including simulators. FAAC’s focus on the role of the trainer, the training experience, and the value added we bring beyond the simulator itself have all led to our prominent position in simulation training worldwide