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3DVSL bring Hitachi’s new Class 800 to life through mobile simulator and virtual reality

3DVSL launched their new interactive mobile simulator for Hitachi’s Class 800 at Railtex, May 2017.

The simulator, available on smartphone, tablets, PCs and Virtual Reality (VR) delighted visitors at the Hitachi stand with its accuracy, detail and level of interactivity.

Available on iOS, Android and Windows, the simulator will provide safety, security and role specific familiarisation to Great Western Railway (GWR) and Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) staff, as well as the emergency services long before they get access to the actual train.

Training simulations

Easy to use and navigate, the simulator contains all the familiarisation information required by every job role from Driver to Dispatch, including structured tours, interactive quizzes, and free form navigation which really comes into its own when viewed in virtual reality!

The mobile simulator was developed to meet Hitachi’s contractual training requirements to the Department for Transport (DfT) and Agility Trains in supplying the new Class 800 rolling stock to GWR and VTEC. It provides a re-usable 3D asset capable of providing training simulations across multiple delivery platforms and devices.

Efficiency and cost benefits

Brendan Morris, CEO of 3DVSL said, “As experts in the re-design and development of rail training for mobile devices and

“As experts in the re-design and development of rail training for mobile devices and virtual reality we are delighted to be working with Hitachi, GWR and VTEC. These companies really understand the efficiency and cost benefits of investing in cutting edge training technology. The accuracy and flexibility of the Class 800 mobile simulator reflects the capabilities of our products and I am delighted with the positive response we have had today”.

Hitachi said,

“3DVSL have done an excellent job simulating the new Class 800 .  The train itself is state-of-the-art in terms of design and functionality and we are delighted to have been able to provide the train operators with a first class learning solution that will continue to deliver accurate training throughout the lifecycle of the trains.”