The main objective of the learning solution is for the operator to practice the critical infrequent aspects of operating procedures.
By using 360° photos, we create a realistic and recognizable environment for the operator. In this virtual reality (VR) it seems to the train drivers as if they are actually present in the train set.
On the basis of predetermined critical incidents, the driver practises with realistic practical situations. The complexity of the knowledge and skill required for these critical incidents ranges from easy to difficult. Can the driver go to the right place in the train? Can the driver find the right lever? Does the driver know the correct sequence?
An online learning solution was created in CenarioVR. This commercial tool makes it possible to develop affordable VR solutions in an accessible way. The result is perfect to follow with VR glasses. Of course this can also be done with a desktop or laptop.
NS is testing the effectiveness of the solution, practical applicability and the drivers’ experiences with a small group of train drivers.