SETTING THE STANDARD

Franchise Support and Technology

Technology and classroom curriculum are at the core of our Franchise system and a key component that paves the way for success. We support our Franchisees with continual improvement in all facets of the business, including investment in technology and curriculum.

We support the Franchisees by:

  • Continual enhancements of our core operational systems
  • Development in the K53 Sim Driving Academy corporate  website to connect franchisees with potential customers
  • State of the art curriculum based on the latest training techniques and technologies
  • Providing you with access to key team members as consultants for all facets of the business

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Important elements of training that make a difference:

The driver training curriculum covers more than 30 lessons, varying from 15 to 30 minutes each that is split into 3 Hour slots per day from Monday’s to Friday’s.

The most important characteristics of the curriculum are:

• Virtual Instructor  gives advanced feedback on driver errors and observes behavior of the student continuously.

• Student Assessment System (SAS) generates detailed reports of student progress.

• Strength/Weakness analysis provides quick overview of strong points and weak points of skill development.

• Very complete training program for driver training.

• Didactic s promotes automation of driver skills.

• Training emphasizes safe driving.

• Lessons are specifically developed for South African Conditions, with South African Road Rules meeting all South African Standards.

Overview of the lessons:

The lessons and training exercises are found in the following modules. Each module has a variety of driving scenarios which are grouped as listed below.

1 – Vehicle Control

2 – Traffic Participation

3 – Special Circumstances

4 – Training Modules

5 – Impaired Driving Module

Our Impaired Driving module is now supplied with the standard Lesson program.

1 – Vehicle Control:

During the instruction lessons, the proper order of actions is trained in a number of cases.

These are procedure training lessons. The Virtual Instructor  then ‘tells’ the student what to do, and the student is expected to perform these actions. Simultaneously, there’s is a popup on the center display that lists the complete order of actions required.

2 – Traffic Participation:

Traffic participation is a more advanced topic that addresses more complex skills such as:

  • Perceptual skills related to looking at and detecting hazards, traffic signs, other road objects
  • Recognizing signs and other traffic participants and decide which rules apply
  • Multitasking in which the student has routinely mastered vehicle control skills in order to be able to give sufficient attention to traffic related tasks
  • A sufficient level of automation of vehicle control skills is needed in order to be able to pay sufficient attention to traffic related tasks
  • Traffic participation is generally much more difficult and attention demanding, compared to vehicle control. Accidents are more often related to breakdowns in traffic-related tasks than to insufficient vehicle control skills
  • For beginner drivers, it is important to learn these tasks well enough to prevent them from sudden “information overload” in case traffic complexity increases

3 – Special Circumstances:

  • These are more advanced lessons related to reduced visibility, slippery roads and night driving.
  • These lessons train aspects of driving that are not so easily trained in a real car in the real world.
  • Reduced visibility caused by fog, rain, snow or night conditions can be optimally trained in the driving simulator.
  • Slippery road conditions, caused by icy roads and snow are also special conditions, which are often hard to train in the real world.

4 – Training Modules:

  • Traffic Participation and vehicle control is covered for students more advanced in the training modules.

Levels:-

1 – Vehicle Control

For beginners:

Name of Lesson Duration Description:

01 Start stop Basic instruction starting and stopping a car

02 Steering 1 Instruction steering methods

03 Steering 2 Practice Steering

04 Braking Practice Braking Distances

05 Change Gear Instruction Gear Changing

06 Vehicle Control Practice Driving Module – Steering, clutch, gear change and turning

2 – Traffic Participation:

01 Following Practice – Basic Braking , Turning Exercise, Car Control, Speed, Braking

02 Observation Instruction – Right & Left hand turns, Crossroads, Intersection practice

03 Priority Instruction on a variety of intersections

04 Overtaking Instruction – Exercise in overtaking parked and moving cars

05 Traffic 1 Rural roads – Practice – Uncontrolled intersections and traffic

06 Traffic 2 Practice – Left and Right hand turns with other vehicles

07 Traffic 3 Practice – Regional town stage

08 Roundabout 1 Instruction – Lesson on roundabouts – no other vehicles

09 Roundabout 2 Residential Area – Practice – Excellent residential area module incorporates school zones, traffic lights, roundabouts and pedestrians

10 Roundabouts 1 Instruction – Stop/Start lessons instruction 1st, 2nd and 3rd exits

11 Roundabouts 2 Excellent rural road module – Practice – Includes highways, large roundabouts and highway overtaking Lanes

12 Carriageways Rural Advanced Module- Intersections with traffic, multi lane intersections, hazards, kangaroos, highways, complex major Intersections

13 Merging Instructional Lesson Module – merging in traffic – good variety – with voice over instruction on merging and leaving freeways in various traffic scenarios

14 Highway 1 Practice Module on freeway on and off ramps learned in: Merging

15 Highway 2 Longer Module on freeway work – on and off as learned in: Merging

16 Highway 3 Freeway work with traffic jam

17 Highway 4 Extended Highway and Freeway Lesson incorporating all areas covered in Highway 1, 2 and 3 and more – Good lesson in concentration

3 – Special Circumstances:

01 Fog 1 Lesson in Driving with reduced visibility – Rural roads

02 Fog 2 Lesson in Freeway Merging in Traffic – Reduced visibility

03 Rain Driving in Rain – Reduced visibility and grip – Rural road – slow down

05 Snow Driving on rural road – Very slippery

06 Night 1 Night Driving Practice – No traffic

07 Night 2 Night Driving on rural roads with traffic

08 Night 3 Night Driving on Freeway – Merging with traffic

4 – Training Modules:

01 Vehicle Control Basic for learners, Instruction on starting and stopping a car, clutch, brakes, mirrors, gear changing

02 Traffic Module 1 Following a car – Braking practice

03 Traffic Module 2 Overtaking practice

04 Traffic Module 3 Instruction Extended Lesson – Continuous lessons sequence, Roundabouts Intersections – Carriageways – Good module

05 Reduced Visibility Fog Rural Area

06 Slippery Road Snow – very scenic

07 Night Driving Practice Night Driving – no traffic