NEWS RELEASE 22-038 - JULY 25, 2022
From left: Barancik Foundation CEO Teri Hansen, Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman, Longboat Key City Manager
Tom Harmer and Longboat Key Police Chief George Turner
The simulators are replicas of actual commercial vehicle compartments, and the size, weight, turning radius, tire, and suspension characteristics can be changed to simulate any emergency vehicle. They’re able to present drivers with changing weather conditions, traffic densities, lighting parameters, and several other external factors to give the most realistic experience possible. The simulators will enhance driver training and help reduce accidents, improve fuel efficiency and limit maintenance and damage to fleet vehicles.