Driving simulators are excellent tools for delivering basic and advanced driver training. Cost savings are realized via reduced vehicle maintenance costs due to less wear and tear on the tactical vehicles used in training. Additionally, shorter training cycles save costs and increase trainee throughput as trainees repeat training tasks numerous times in a short amount of time within the simulator. Perhaps most importantly, situations difficult or unsafe to train in real vehicle are possible with simulators. An exact replication of the original vehicle driver’s place (gauges, controls, etc.) combined with a high fidelity 6 DoF motion system delivers the impression of a very realistic driving experience. A close coupling of accurate visual system and dynamic motion feedback significantly reduces motion sickness experienced in low-cost systems. The LAV-DT visual system is a curved projection screen that creates a seamless immersive environment in which trainees quickly feel they are driving a real vehicle.

A detailed generic terrain database provides the visual environment for the training. It includes the types of terrain encountered by a driver in the real world (e.g. urban areas, highways, deserts, mountains, etc.). Additionally, intelligent and autonomous Computer Generated Forces operate within the virtual environment and interact with the trainee.

Precisely simulated crew compartment with all controls and interiors to allow training for:

  • Individual training and team maneuvering.
  • Command and control systems and communicationEmergency procedures
  • Weapon and vehicle malfunctionsSimulated out-of-hatch, through-periscope, thermal and NVG images

The LAV-DT incorporates these COTS Products by Wegmann USA: