Software simulation is an increasingly popular option among companies looking to create risk-free learning environments for their employees and machinery. The simulation allows you to experience what kind of responses can be given in specific situations and to practice automating the appropriate reactions.
This was understood by West Midlands Trains Ltd., a company formed by Abellio, Japan East Railway Company and Mitsui & Co Ltd. In the project developed in the Birmingham region that is part of the largest railway modernization program developed in recent years in the United Kingdom and consisting of 26 diesel units that are divided into trains of 2 and 4 cars.
After studying options, the client opted for GEMINYS for the ad hoc development of a web application.
It is common for GEMINYS project managers to provide face-to-face training for operators when a train is delivered to them. In this case, a simulation software for the train control and monitoring system (TCMS) was also required, which complements the face-to-face training and helps drivers to become familiar and learn to use the basic functions of the on-board computer.
This App, which has been in use for a few months now, simulates the basic or most important and necessary actions. The user interacts with the contents and obtains very realistic feedback in order to obtain the maximum familiarity with what their working environment will be in the driving cab. Animated graphics of the unit and corresponding sound effects are used to enhance the sense of reality.
The solution is currently online and drivers can access it from anywhere and at any time. In addition, it is integrated into a training program that combines different methodologies such as microelearning and software simulation, which is why we speak of Blended Learning.
The recommendation from Geminys is to combine training resources applying different methods and technologies to ensure that each user has access to the material and content that best suits their skills and personal learning characteristics. If you have training needs in your company we write, and we show you the possibilities.