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05 Dec

TecknoSIM Driving Simulators are helping women in Ghana to learn driving.

Seventy-three unemployed women are undergoing a six-month training in driving to prepare them to drive Aayalolo buses. The woman are drawn from all ten regions in Ghana have benefitted from the program , Ghana’s first simulator driver training put together by Government Technical Training Centre, SCANIA and Safe Drive to institutionalize professional driving among women. The first batch of the female drivers were given simulator training to enable them get the judgment, anticipation, reaction and aptitude required for professional driving in Ghana.
Real Driving Experience ’
Simulator driving is providing hands-on, experiential training to the woman drivers. The inbuilt training modules in the simulator helps woman drivers to learn basic driving skills in their own language at their own pace. This gives them the confidence to handle a vehicle before they drive on road .
The simulator also exposes them to various challenging and hazard scenarios in a controlled environment so that they can experience the hazards without risks to people or vehicles around. TecknoSIM simulator records drivers’ reactions, response times, and provide post-driving reviews. This helps the drivers to analyse their mistakes and improve themselves before they hit the road.
Briefing the media about the training exercise in Accra yesterday, the Chairman of Safe Drive Innovation, Mr David Oppong-Kusi, said the initiative was a joint collaboration among the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority

(DVLA), the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the GTTC.
He expressed optimism that the use of simulators would help the female drivers apply the knowledge they had acquired in driving lessons on the road, as the simulator approach would offer them the opportunity to apprise themselves of some of the real challenges they would face on the road.
“The transition between the classroom and the road has become a problem for a lot of people who finish driving schools but are unable to apply safe driving techniques on the road. I am, therefore, optimistic that the simulators will help these drivers get the real driving experience before they get behind the actual steering wheels,” he added.

Reducing crashes

The acting Principal of the GTTC, Mr Constant Yao Tsedzah, said the software and hardware of driving would expose the trainees to both the theoretical and practical components of driving.
“When I talk about the software, I am talking about the theory aspects of driving such as fuel efficiency, firefighting, knowledge of all kinds of vehicles and the various categories of vehicles they will be handling. The hardware entails the practical skills, including open manoeuvres of the buses, as well as traffic training,” he explained.
Mr Tsedzah further said the training was in line with the Road Traffic Act, 2004 (Act 683) which sought to promote road safety in the country, saying, “whatever we are doing is to promote safety and ensure that crashes and accidents do not occur on our roads.”

Change perception

For her part, the Executive Director of the NRSC, Ms May Obiri-Yeboah, said the Ministry of Transport was collaborating with other stakeholders to develop a driving module to train not only novices but upgrade the knowledge of those who were already driving.
She, therefore, averred that the training would serve as a refresher course to upgrade the knowledge and skills of drivers on road safety.
“I will want to encourage the trainees to change their perception of the driving profession,” she said, and challenged them to adhere to safety precautions by applying the techniques they had acquired.


11 Oct

Simulation In Singapore

Simulation In Singapore

Tecknotrove has just released the latest version of the TecknoSIM Advanced Pushback Simulator. The simulator fully replicates the actual controls of a pushback tractor, thus enabling real-time training and practice. Read More

29 Jul

Mines centre gets TecknoSIM Tipper Simulator

Mines centre gets TecknoSIM Tipper Simulator

TecknoSIM Simulator will be used to train truck drivers engaged in mining operations

The Mines Group Vocational Training Centre, Tiruchi, has installed a TecknoSIM tipper simulator to provide training to truck drivers engaged in mining operations and transport raw material from mines to various locations. Read More

29 Jun

Virtual reality – A Game Changer For Training And Skill Development

The Indian government plans to skill 40.2 crore workers by 2022. And thanks to the ‘Make in India’ program and the large consumer base, India is now becoming an attractive destination for manufacturing.

Given the large student population in India and the ongoing need for skilled people to run the industries and not enough trainers in the market, we need to adopt more scalable and scientific forms of training and skill development

Earlier rejected as a video game, virtual reality (VR) and simulator-based training technology are changing how training programs are delivered.

Virtual reality training programs, when combined with traditional training offers distinct advantages. In addition to economic and safety benefits, virtual reality training systems allow to trainers to deliver scientific, standardized and hands-on training experience ensuring that trainees learn to perform and deliver in the same way as they would be required to do the job.

Companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors are discovering the benefits of virtual reality systems for training people to manufacture better, faster and safer. Realistic replicas of the actual machines are allowing trainees to make mistakes on a full-functioning equipment with any real loss or danger. Simulation-based training solutions offers a safe and cost-effective way to develop skills without the risk of injury and using their actual machines and equipment

Similar simulation-based training systems have been developed for the construction and mining sectors. With the help of heavy earth moving equipment simulators, new workers can be immersed in a risky mine environment to see and experience the risks while remaining absolutely safe. This type of experiential learning is invaluable in getting the safety lessons across and is more likely to be absorbed, especially by a generation growing up with video game technology.

After all, we all know that nothing gets better than the effectiveness of “learning by doing. ”

29 Jun



If we do a google search in terms of driver training schools in India, it shares a list of more than 7 lakh driving schools. Not to forget, there are many schools that have no presence on the web and some schools have more than one school.

In spite of lakhs of driver training schools, India has some of the world’s most dangerous roads. Road accidents kill 400 people on Indian roads every day. Accidents are killing more people in India than terrorism or natural disasters …. Isn’t that strange? Read More

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