Peoria, Ill—The CSE Software Serious Gaming and Simulation team has developed new software for training to operate an Articulated Truck. The actual Articulated Truck weighs 163,087 lbs. when fully loaded. The key feature is an oscillating hitch that allows it to turn in tight areas. The oscillation also means the truck can overturn easily, if not handled properly. With CSE’s simulation software, users can learn to safely operate the actual machine by practicing and mastering skills in a virtual environment.
The software features multiple training exercises including how to perform a Machine Walkaround, Controls Functions, Driving, Hauling, Braking, two Loading methods, Unloading, Full Production Cycle and also includes a special Open Training mode. The simulated machine is based on an actual Caterpillar Truck that 3D modelers and texture artists create through engineering drawings to make it an exact replica down to the last detail. The machine exercises are based on the same applications that operators perform on real-world worksites. Programmers and physics engineers combine talents to ensure that the simulated machine’s physics respond/react realistically to the environment, maneuvers and terrain interaction. The software is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.
The Articulated Truck simulation software is developed for Simformotion LLC, the licensee for Cat Simulators for Caterpillar Inc. In addition to the Articulated Truck, CSE has developed a number of other simulations for heavy equipment and the healthcare industry. Contact Stacey Burris, 1.309.670.7595 for a demo or inquiries.