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RTA's VR-tech to train passenger-transport drivers

The authority's Public Transport Agency launched a phase-one platform to train passenger transport drivers.

It was stated that the tech boasts 3D learning tools like visualisation and online training, which drivers could use and benefit from.
It was stated that the tech boasts 3D learning tools like visualisation and online training, which drivers could use and benefit from.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) Public Transport Agency launched an initial-stage virtual-reality (VR) tech to help train passenger-transport drivers. 

It was stated that the tech boasts 3D learning tools like visualisation and online training, which drivers could use and, under the process, experience various scenarios of interactive training including exposure to different climatic and road conditions.

Director of drivers' affairs at RTA's Public Transport Agency Abdullah Al Meer, commenting on the initiative, said, "The introduction of smart VR technology is part of a plan for privatising passenger transport training, and will be generalised later on to all contracted training institutes."

He added, "The initial phase of the VR technology is focused on the inspection process for the buses before receiving them, which ultimately contributes to RTA's vision of safe and smooth transport for all."

According to an ArabianBusiness.com report on Tuesday, the next phase of RTA's use case for VR tech will reportedly include basic and follow-up training courses and will also be part of the rehabilitation process of drivers involved in traffic accidents and responding to customer complaints.