A driving simulator provides an opportunity for individuals to safely practice skills necessary for driving. Many types of situations are available to allow individuals to apply their knowledge in a realistic, but simulated, environment. This allows SVRI staff to evaluate a potential driver's strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations. The driving simulator training can be individualized and range from basic to advanced.
What skills are assessed for driving?
- Motor Skills including strength capacity testing and reaction time to brake.
- Cognitive Abilities including speed management and driving accuracy.
- Visual Capacities including perception of shapes and colors, remembering shapes and colors, and overall memorization.
- General Driving Abilities such as following instructions, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, decision making, problem solving, and concentration.