Train to Drive for professional drivers

GET IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

Play the video below, or select another device — such as mobile or tethered headset — to experience “Train to Drive for Professional Drivers.” Now get in the driver's seat, and put your rail safety knowledge to the test!

Select your device

If you are using an iPhone or Android device, you must first install the Wonda app (free). Get it on the App store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android):

Once you have the app, simply click the button or use the QR code below to launch the experience.

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Follow the instructions below to view on a tethered headset such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality (source: help.wondavr.com):


With Wonda VR it is possible to instantly view your project in your favourite HMD such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Windows Mixed Reality using the Wonda VR WebVR player.

Once your Oculus Rift or Windows Mixed Reality (PC only) or HTC Vive (PC + MAC) is correctly set-up, you can view your Wonda VR project in the Firefox web browser. Just click on the VR icon which appears in the bottom right corner to instantly stream the project with the HMD. 

NB: if your Firefox web browser is not already set up for Web VR automatically, simply follow these quick steps or use Firefox Nightly.
 

This can be done for both local and online projects. Note that the project is still visible on your main screen allowing you to mirror the project viewed on the HMD.

For Windows Mixed Reality, you will need to run the experience whilst using the HMD with SteamVR.

  1. Firstly, be sure to correctly setup Windows Mixed Reality.
  2. Install Steam and login/ create an account.
  3. Install SteamVR. Launch Steam with your headset plugged in and you should see a prompt instructing you to install SteamVR. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. If it isn’t installed automatically (seen in the Steam library), install Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR.
  5. After everything is installed, when you launch a Wonda VR project in the Firefox web browser, SteamVR should automatically launch and a prompt will tell you it is ‘Ready’. The VR icon will then be available in the bottom right corner of the web browser.
Launch

If you have some trouble using your Oculus Rift, verify you followed these required steps:

  1. You connected the required cables of the Oculus Rift headset and sensors to the PC. 
  2. Opened the Oculus application on the PC and made sure each component of the Rift is connected (headset, controllers and sensors.)
  3. Set-up the Oculus Rift’s components, followed the on-screen and in-headset step-by-step instructions.

Win a VR Headset

We want to know what you thought of the Train to Drive videos. Click on the survey button below to tell us about your experience. Everyone who answers will be entered into a draw to win a virtual-reality headset.

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TIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS

Below are some quick rail safety driving tips, as well as more detailed tip sheet that you can download to print or share. Be sure to follow these tips when you’re behind the wheel—they could save your life.


Slow down and be prepared to stop when approaching a rail crossing.

Adjust your speed according to road conditions, weather conditions (visibility), and the
weight of your vehicle and cargo.

Don’t proceed through a railway crossing unless you have a clear view of the tracks and are certain no trains are approaching in either direction, on any track.

When stopped at a crossing, look carefully in both directions for approaching trains, and
move your head and eyes to see around obstructions such as mirrors and windshield
pillars. 

Know the length of your vehicle. In heavy traffic, wait until there is room
on the other side of the crossing before proceeding through.

 

 

Always cross tracks in low gear without shifting to reduce the chances of having your
vehicle stall in the crossing.

 

Evacuate passengers and leave your vehicle if it stalls or gets stuck on the tracks, and
call the railway or 911 immediately to stop rail traffic.