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German Driving School Introduced VR Technology Virtual Space Training To Get A Real Driver's License.
- Feb 22, 2018 -

A driving school in Lunen, north of Germany, has introduced VR technology, where students can complete driving training and exams in virtual Spaces to get a real driver's license.

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The application of VR technology in driving test teaching is undoubtedly forward-looking.

Using VR technology, students can feel all kinds of traffic scenes in the classroom.

Compared with traditional road training, the application of this technology not only exceeds the limitation of space and time, but also saves manpower and material resources.

Above all, the examinee can have a 360-degree "god view" to observe, more clearly and truly experience the driving process.

The company's boss, Robin Dukowski, is the first person to introduce the new technology to driving schools.

The driving school coach said they specially went to Barcelona, where for a Spanish running software is optimized, finally get the most suitable for the use of the German market.

So how does VR work in Dukowski's driving school?

First, each student downloads an APP called "Street Go" on his or her mobile phone, then inserts the phone into VR glasses (the current market price is 20 euros).

That way, Google Earth VR will be able to simulate driving on the streets they choose and observe the real-time road conditions of any street.

Dukowski says that during each session, the driving instructor will embed questions in the frames of each traffic scene and set up the answer options.

With eye-tracking technology on VR glasses, it can accurately identify the position of the focal point of the eyeball so that the examinee can complete the answer with the eyes.

"It's really cool and real for her," says Annika, a driving school student.

For Dukowski, VR glasses are far more than just an interesting thing. He believes that the invention and introduction of VR technology will make driving school training more attractive.

From 2011 to 2017, the number of driving instructors has dropped from 55,000 to 44,500, according to the federal bureau of motor driving, and the overall number is declining.

One out of every six driving instructors in the state is older than 65.

In the future, the development of VR technology and its application in the field of driving will be a good way to fill the vacancy in this field.

According to statistics from the federation of driving schools in the north of Germany, there are 4126 driving schools in north weizhou in 2016, 56 fewer than 15.

The federation chairman Friedel Thiele said, driving training industry in the fierce competition in the ruhr, coach salary is low, and because most of the students after school didn't have time to practice the car (since three o 'clock in the afternoon), driving school coach's work time and therefore less attractive.

In this professional environment, driving school coaches are becoming less and less.

To improve the employment situation in the industry, starting from January this year, driving school coaches will not have to have a license to drive motorcycles and trucks, and the minimum age for driving school coaches will be lowered to 21.