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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ page, where you'll find answers to common questions about our comprehensive driver training curriculum. Learn about our innovative bus knowledge modules, advanced driving techniques, and real-life scenario training. Discover how we tailor our solutions based on feedback from transit training staff, addressing needs like simulator compactness, easy hardware upgradability, and hassle-free software updates. Our goal is to attract new drivers, increase pass rates, enhance road safety, and improve driving skills for all demographics, languages, and proficiency levels. If you need further assistance, please reach out to our support team.

  • What does DoT mean and what do you do?
    DoT is an acronym for DRIVERS OF TOMORROW. We are a one-stop-shop for advanced driver training needs, as we provide full lifecycle training for bus drivers. We also provide all hardware for simulators, along with support and additional related tech including PCs, Virtual Reality headsets, virtual smells, haptic feedback systems, speaker transducers and exciters, and much more.
  • Where are you located and where are your training materials relevant?
    Our address is: 3200 1st Avenue South, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98134 Full contact details can be found HERE The core mission of DoT is to provide next generation training experiences to bus drivers. While our solutions are currently focused on the United States, they can readily be adapted for anywhere in the world. While we focus on bus drivers, we also cater to other vehicles including cars, trucks, helicopters, airplanes, and spacecraft. For these extended use cases please refer to our parent company www.MXTreality.com
  • What feedback have drivers, trainers, and your clients given about DoT's virtual training?
    Drivers in training have generally given positive feedback about VR training, praising its realism and the engaging nature of the simulations. Many trainees report feeling more confident and better prepared for real-life driving situations after completing VR training. Several have even stated, "I would not have passed my pre-trip exam if it were not for the VR training." Trainers have highlighted their new ability to train larger groups with ease, the confidence VR instills in trainees, and the flexibility of having a virtual bus accessible anytime, anywhere, for multi-trainee viewing, irrespective of weather or bus availability. Our clients have reported that VR training has led to demonstrable returns on investment, reduced risk, increased confidence, and improved driver retention and attraction.
  • Is your virtual training cost-effective?
    Yes, VR training is cost-effective. While the initial investment in our technology hardware and software may be significant, the long-term savings from reduced training costs, fewer accidents, increase pass-rates, and improved operational efficiency make it a worthwhile investment. Our clients report a positive ROI within 3 months. We also offer clients the ability to rent or buy the hardware, meaning we can work with your budget restrictions to ensure you can offer the best training available.
  • How scalable is VR training for small and large bus operators?
    VR training is highly scalable, making it suitable for large bus operators and smaller transit authorities alike. Companies can deploy our virtual training solutions in small rooms or across multiple locations, ensuring consistent training quality and accessibility for a large number of drivers. We can adapt our devices, simulators, and software solutions to match your room size, trainee program size, and budget.
  • What is virtual bus driver training?
    Virtual bus driver training is an immersive, computer-generated simulation that provides bus drivers with realistic driving experiences. This training method helps drivers practice and improve their skills in a safe and controlled environment, simulating various driving conditions and scenarios. At DoT, we create our software suite of modules in an environment that allows them to be implemented on various devices. The driver simulation software works in virtual reality (VR) and 2D screens (1,2,3,4, up to 8). Our non-driving software works on mobile phones, iPads, computers, the web, as well as any headset or similar device that can handle virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality devices.
  • What types of training modules are included in your curriculum?
    Our curriculum includes bus knowledge, driving techniques, and real-life scenarios, with a focus on pre-trip inspections, beginner through expert driving skills, and safety procedures.
  • How does your training program accommodate different learning devices?
    Our training program is compatible with various devices including mobile phones, tablets, computers, and VR headsets, allowing for flexible, anytime, anywhere learning.
  • How do you ensure the training content stays up-to-date with industry standards?
    We continuously update our software and training modules based on feedback from transit training staff and changes in industry standards to ensure relevance and effectiveness. We have a two year roadmap, and clients can expect updates quarterly.
  • What kind of support do you offer for your training solutions?
    We provide comprehensive support including installation assistance, regular software updates, maintenance services, and customer support to ensure seamless operation
  • How do your training solutions help improve pass rates and driver retention?
    Our solutions provide engaging and interactive training experiences, which improve knowledge retention, increase pass rates, and make learning enjoyable, ultimately attracting and retaining more drivers. Further, our hardware and software solutions are built in close collaboration with our transit training clients. These solutions are built by you and for you!
  • Are your training modules suitable for drivers of all experience levels?
    Yes, our modules are designed to cater to drivers at all levels, from novices to experienced professionals, offering tailored learning experiences to meet their specific needs. For beginners, we recommend starting with the mobile modules that include general knowledge quizzes, 3D components, Augmented Reality parts of the bus, 360 training modules, and Virtual Reality modules. For those new to driving the bus, we recommend our virtual cabin experiences. For expert drivers, we have an array of unlimited advanced settings allowing users to never have the same experience twice. Some of these levels are gamified, so you can try your skills against your peers. We also have specialized training, safety training, retraining, and scenario reenactments for unique situations that require special knowledge and attention.
  • How can we get started with implementing your training solutions?
    Simply contact our sales team for a consultation. We'll guide you through the process, from selecting the right modules and hardware to installation and training. For more details see https://www.driversoftomorrow.com/contact
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