Across all of its nine UPS Integrad training facilities in the United States, UPS is implementing a VR driving simulator that will become a routine part of driver safety training. These virtual reality modules will replace the touchscreen devices that are currently in use by the facilities, offering a more immersive experience.
The VR training system involves a wheel and stations a new UPS driver inside of a delivery van for an experience that challenges them to spot and avoid potential hazards. As UPS' chief information and engineering officer Juan Perez says: "VR creates a hyper-realistic streetscape that will dazzle even the youngest of our drivers whose previous exposure to the technology was through video games."
Virtual reality training is now being used across multiple industries, providing new employees with a safe environment in which to make mistakes and learn new tasks at their own pace.