SNCF Innovation and Research Department just received the LAVAL VIRTUAL 2005 Award in “Automotive, Aeronautical and Transportation” for SIMURAT : simulator to teach how to inspect freight wagons. This system is a big step forward in inspector training, which allows them to use virutal techniques instead of a real train. Several training platforms are expected to be in service by the end of the year.
Laval Virtual 2005, is the seventh edition of this european exhibition on virtual reality, which has become the annual meeting for all the specialists. SNCF participates regularly: in 2000, it already had received an award in the “Industry” domain, for another simulator for the training of train drivers to control and operate points blades on high speed lines.
(yes, that’s our baby 😉