The National Corvette Museum recently purchased and installed two new, state-of-the-art driving simulators that will be used to educate the public about various driving scenarios and how best to handle them on the road.
Virage Simulation Inc., a company based out of Montreal, Canada who creates flight simulators used within today’s aeronautic industry, built the driving simulators for the museum.
The simulators are so realistic t’chat teenagers with a learner’s permit in Montreal have the opportunity to use them in order to accumulate drivers training hours. The driver must first fasten their seatbelt before the simulator will even begin. When the engine starts, the driver is able to feel the vibration of the pavement as well as the weight of the vehicle as the driver turns the wheel.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the only simulators of this kind in the U.S.,” said Chris Sweeney, Tours and Admissions Supervisor for the Museum. “They will give us the opportunity to educate drivers of all ages and experience levels – providing useful knowledge and a safe learning environment for students to develop their driving skills.”
The simulators also offer five different programs, including: Emergency Driving Situations; Driving Under the Influence; Speed, Road Conditions and Stopping Distances; Hazard Perception and Fuel Efficient Driving.
The simulators are open to Museum visitors from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily at no additional charge. For more information or to reserve a 15-minute slot at admissions, visit here.