AutoSense heavy vehicle simulator attracting drivers to transport sector

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 11, 2022

Driver training and safety solution firm AutoSense is helping attract drivers into the transport sector, with the help of its heavy vehicle simulator.

In October, the AutoSense Heavy Vehicle simulator was part of the Tranzurban Open Day in Wellingto, giving the public the opportunity to experience what it is like driving a bus.

Tranzurban Hutt Valley general manager Natalie Cobden said the simulator helped break down barriers people may have had about driving.

“They felt they could try it in a safe, quiet environment and be guided by Mark Fletcher, the simulator trainer, who was very patient and clear with his instructions.”

AutoSense chief executive Charles Dawson said transport is a tough industry and drivers are few and far between at the moment.

“We loved being able to  provide that interactive element for Tranzurban,” he said. “And to know it actually encouraged people to apply for roles is the ultimate job satisfaction.”