NORWAY: National operator Vy has appointed Vobling to develop a virtual reality fire fighting simulator for staff training.
It will use HTC Vive Pro Eye technology, with a more platform-agnostic approach planned which would include stand-alone VR headsets, 2D screens, augmented reality and other media.
‘The VR technology gives us an extraordinary way to simulate different scenarios and train our personnel in a safe and scalable environment’, said Ole Johnny Haugen, Head of Development at Vy’s training centre. ‘The training system will use object tracking and replicate fire, smoke, oxygen and temperature levels in a realistic fashion which gives a new and powerful tool in our safety training procedures. The end game for this application is about saving lives; what could be more important than that?’