Residents of large Chinese cities are increasingly choosing driving schools that use 4D simulators and virtual reality for immersive learning..
Many driving schools in the Middle Kingdom open high-tech departments that work without instructors and cars. Companies say driving simulator training effectively replaces traditional methods, but is much cheaper..
The training process in such centers is more like a video game for driving traffic on roads with traffic lights, pedestrians, buildings and trees. Training is carried out entirely on special simulators with curved screens or a VR headset. This makes it easy to select different routes and weather conditions in class.
The main reason for the popularity of this option is its cheapness. Simulators cost 3-4 times cheaper than a regular training car, while driving schools save on personnel, fuel, rent, taxes. Therefore, the cost of such courses is much lower than traditional ones..
Sami artificial intelligence-based simulators and software are constantly improving. A variant has already been developed that imitates not only a passenger car, but also a bus..
However, even though on the effectiveness of the method, to pass the exam, students still need to practice a little on real cars.
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text: Ilya Bauer, photo: SCMP / Jane Zhang
Driving schools with simulators instead of instructors are gaining popularity in China