‘DriveSIM’: Tideworks Technology revolutionises UTR training with virtual reality simulation

Tideworks Technology has decided to revolutionise the existing UTR training with ‘DriveSIM’, a virtual reality simulation which will act as a supplement training tool for the UTR drives. Allowing transitions of the equipment training, this virtual reality technology claims to enhance efficiency, save costs, safety for terminal operators and drivers by reducing equipment use and emissions across their terminal yards.

The technology was introduced at Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), which connects 125 ports, in May 2023. The virtual training is designed keeping in mind MIT’s terminal environment. The safe and simulated yard space for training will allow multi-user training facility, repeatable training on high-incident yard scenarios at no risk to drivers or equipment, and real-time metrics to help improve training outcomes and accuracy, leading to immediate and long-term cost savings. The costs are cut by 50 percent. 

The virtual training also allows customization of terminals to get a better idea of yard layout, operations and equipment types. “We saw the opportunity to bring innovative technologies into the training of terminal personnel in a way that would provide a safer and more cost-effective solution, while also improving efficiency and user experience. By partnering with MIT, we were able to bring this product to market in record time. We value MIT’s collaboration and believe DriverSIM will revolutionise training, not only for marine terminals but intermodal, inland rail and emerging markets.”, told Thomas Rucker, President of Tideworks Technology. 

DriveSIM looks forward to bringing advanced equipment types, and better interactions between equipment and with Tideworks’ clerk applications. 

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