Simuride PE – Professional Driving Simulator Software & Hardware

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The virtual driving simulation tool to teach driving passenger and commercial vehicles.


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Simuride PE versions

We currently offer the professional version of driving simulator in 5 different versions:

Software Full Package Small Package Trial Upgrade

SimuRide Professional edition, as its name suggests, is a driving simulation software that is designed for use in teaching new and commercial drivers how to maneuver a vehicle with automatic and manual transmissions.

Proffesional Driving Simulation

The first SimuRide Professional driving simulator edition was introduced in September 2007.

Benefits of using a simulator instead of learning the driving process from the beginning in a car

Using a SimuRide driving simulator instead of learning to drive from behind an actual steering wheel has many benefits:

  1. Driving lessons become a lot safer, because student drivers spend the first few hours using SimuRide driving simulator. After that beginner drivers become more knowledgeable and confident when they start driving a real car. Thus, it is less likely for them to get into accidents, bringing less stress to both parents and instructors, as well as the motorists who have to share the road with student drivers.
  2. SimuRide driving simulator helps save fuel and reduces carbon emissions that contribute to the greenhouse effect into the atmosphere.
  3. It makes learning how to drive more fun for the student driver. Learning how to drive with SimuRide driving simulator rather than from behind a real steering wheel is just like playing a computer game but more focused on physics and road rules than special effects.

But even though the student driver is not exposed to the road during the first few hours of learning how to drive, the SimuRide driving simulator recreates for the student the experience of driving an actual vehicle.

The driving simulation software makes the students work with different driving scenarios by reproducing various driving terrains and adding to it some atmospheric factors that affect driving.

Student drivers can also experience the feeling of driving at night, an experience that most driving schools are unable to provide because they only operate during the daytime.

To gauge the progress of the student driver, the SimuRide driving simulator software has the ability to record the mistakes of the user, such as:

  • incorrect gear shifting
  • ignoring a stop sign or red light
  • forgetting about the seat belt
  • exceeding speed limits

A message about these mistakes is delivered and the information is recorded for the instructor.

Professional Driving Simulator Configurations

Our SimuRide driving simulator is meant for use in

  • commercial trucks
  • bus
  • regular driving schools

It can work with up to four computer screens using a single computer.

Installing the software to work with two-pedal or three-pedal components, a gear shifter console and a steering wheel allows the student driver to learn and experience driving without being inside an actual car.

The steering wheel turns 900 degrees and provides resistance during driving maneuvers.

All these components are available in our On-Line Store separately or provided in a full/small setup package. Please read below for details.

Driving Simulator Setup

New, driving simulator users can reference our instructional videos, shared here; to help you configure SimuRide Professional, based on the settings and configurations that best suit your operational needs.

Our driving simulation can be configured to run on 1, 2, 3 or 4 monitors; with each added display expanding the panoramic view of the simulated environment, providing your student driver with a fuller virtual driving experience.

SimuRide driving simulator One-Monitor Setup

SimuRide driving simulator Three-Monitor Setup

SimuRide Professional Edition with a custom made hardware

This is a customized application prepared for each individual customer.

SimuRide Professional 4 Monitors Setup

Car Driving Simulator - 4 monitors setup

Simuride in Driving Schools

SimuRide driving simulator represents a good investment for Beginners and CDL Driving Schools. At only $1800 SimuRide PE Software is much more economical than other driving simulation tools and instruments on the market today.

It is the least expensive alternative on the market and at a comparable quality.

The three-pedal component with gear shifter console allows the user to change gears manually (up to 18 gears), recording any clutch related error in the report.

For trucks, the double clutching method can be selected, where:

  • forgetting a double clutch
  • an increase in RPMs in neutral during a down shift
  • more than 50% clutch pedal pressure while up/down shifting
  • too low/high RPMs

will display an error message immediately.

The driving simulation software is specially designed, so that, for example, the user will feel resistance on the steering wheel during turning maneuvers and tremors when the vehicle hits the curb or reaches the road shoulder.

Rear-view and side-view mirrors blind spots together with the aerial-view are simulated to help perform parallel parking or other activities requiring such views.

Truck-driver students can easily practice driving a semi truck in city traffic, taking wide turns or backing up a long straight road to the dock.

Simulator for the Police and Fire Department

Simulator functionality specifically related and dedicated to the Law Enforcement driving; very helpful supplement for Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC).

Police Vehicle and Fire Truck as well as a Police Academy scenario are included in the SimuRide edition released Feb 03, 2017.

One of the many important tools in a police officer’s skill sets is being a safe and effective driver, under any, potentially dangerous scenario.  Patrol officers can spend a significant portion of their time in their vehicle, and their duties may require them to perform sometimes difficult and outright dangerous maneuvers, under any variety of road conditions or circumstances.  The best way for any officer can obtain these skills is with the use of a driving simulation; where emergency and inclement driving maneuvers can be performed repetitiously, in a safe, controlled environment.  SimuRide Professional Edition (PE) provides that environment, combined with a comprehensive, virtual landscape where neither officer nor vehicle is at risk of injury or damage.  The vehicles in SimuRide don’t need gas, maintenance or repair, and the officers won’t need hazard pay to practice important maneuvers.  Just as regular practice at the shooting range keeps an officer’s skills sharp; law enforcement can frequently hone their defensive and offensive driving abilities, with SimuRide Professional Edition.

Our driving simulator provides officers with an invaluable training resource, where they are able to study:
J-Turns,
Pit Turns,
Blocking,
Enforced Stopping,
IT Maneuvers,
Handbrake 180 degrees Turns,
Driving on Slippery Surface during a snow storm, and all types of weather,
Multitask (Listen to CB Radio, talk over their cellphone, check a GPS, and browse the computer while driving at night during a rain),
Defensive and Distracted driving.

The police and emergency vehicle settings are one of many real world-based options that drivers can choose from.  When operating the virtual police squad car, drivers will find the inclusion of added effects to simulate emergency situations; such as background noise of the police siren and voices over the CB radio; and all of the normal traffic rules are disabled. Officers, who may be in need of driving large trucks with manual transmissions during emergency situations, can additionally make use of SimuRide PE’s extensive commercial vehicle options; which includes semis and buses, with a choice between manual and automatic transmissions.

SimuRide PE may also be used beyond officer training purposes, and can be incorporated into prevention/awareness campaigns; where citizens can be invited to experience the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, through delayed control response and altered displays, reflecting through the simulation the dangerous changes to the driver’s perceptions and reflexes.  They can also engage in other reckless  driving practices, to become more aware of some of the risks they face when making decisions while driving; such as the driver attempting to drive while texting or talking on a cellphone, traveling at unsafe speeds, or the difficulty of maneuvering on slick roads and in inclement weather.

All simulator sessions performed in SimuRide are closely tracked and recorded with performance review date, which can be studied after the completion of each session; to help the driver identify areas of proficiency, and where further practice may be warranted.
Aplusb Software is dedicated to offering effective and innovative solutions to driver educations for drivers of all ages and levels of experience.  As part of that objective, we have been developing a motion simulator, which is just released.  The motion simulator will increase the realism of our driving effects, and would help officers keep control of their simulated vehicle in certain scenarios, such as driving over a high bump or hitting the curb.

If there are no funds in your budget for the Emergency Vehicle Operation Training, this shouldn’t be an issue; there are many federal, states and private grants to law enforcement agencies that cover the cost of our SimuRide simulator.

Simulator atmospheric conditions, visuals and sound

The visual scenes reproduce city, highway, country, maze, and maneuvering parking lot environments, with or without traffic and with different obstacles.

To increase the difficulty level, various atmospheric conditions can be applied.

Realistic sound is correlated with road conditions, engine RPM and speed.

The multi-display upgrade allows users to run and view the SimuRide driving simulator application across three monitors generating a 180-degree horizontal view. This feature forces the student to turn his or her head and realistically imitates the driving environment.

What do you get with the professional driving simulator?

The SimuRide Pro driving simulator package includes 3 interactive software applications and 1 dongle personalized security key:

  1. SIMURIDE – Driving Simulator Software
  2. Bonus – ROAD RULES – US & CANADA DRIVING TEST – Interactive, Multilingual rules software with study and exam modes. Includes rules for all 50 States and 13 Provinces/Territories.
  3. Bonus – COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE CDL MANUAL – Educational tool designed for students or experienced truck and bus drivers. Addresses all commercial vehicle endorsements.
  4. DONGLE – USB security and license key that is a customized program for each individual customer and simulator station.

The trial version doesn’t include the bonus software.

Simuride PE packages

We currently offer the professional version of driving simulator in 5 different versions:

Software Full Package Small Package Trial Upgrade

Driving Simulator Professional Edition Full Package Setup

This package has everything that you will need to start your Driving Simulator experience right away.

Full Package Setup includes:

  1. SimuRide software
  2. Computer
  3. 3 monitors
  4. Keyboard
  5. Mouse
  6. Speakers
  7. Steering wheel
  8. 3 pedals
  9. Gear shifter
  10. Battery backup & surge protector
  11. Simulator rig with adjustable seat
  12. Holders for hardware equipment
  13. ROAD RULES & CDL Manual software (bonus)
  14. Windows 7 or 8 or 10

SimuRide and all drivers are pre-installed as well as necessary setup completed.

Ships usually in 2 weeks.

Driving Simulator Professional Edition Small Package Setup

The SimuRide PE driving simulator small package setup can be run on a personal computer (desktop or laptop). See the hardware requirements section on the bottom of this page for details.

Small Package includes:

  1. SimuRide Software
  2. Steering Wheel
  3. 3 pedals
  4. Gear shifter
  5. ROAD RULES & CDL Manual software (bonus).

Driving Simulator Professional Edition Full Software

The SimuRide PE driving simulator software can be run on a personal computer (desktop or laptop). See the hardware requirements section on the bottom of this page for details.

Full Software includes:

  1. SimuRide Software
  2. ROAD RULES & CDL Manual software (bonus).

Simuride PE Trial

For individuals or customers who are not certain about our Simulator, we offer a TRIAL package.

This version of SimuRide PE driving simulator limits you to 50 practice sessions (instead of the unlimited practice sessions you get with the full version).

This should allow you enough time to test and explore the many functions and benefits of the SimuRide Professional Edition, without the full price tag.

Having used the trial version, we are confident that you will want to upgrade to the full version. The cost of the TRIAL edition is $100, which will be deducted from the purchase price of the full SimuRide package, if you upgrade within 90 days of purchasing the TRIAL edition.

This $100 TRIAL edition is ideal for private user who wants to learn driving vehicles with the manual transmission or practice advance shifting (double clutching).

It also gives enough time for CDL student to master semi-truck backing up or driving a truck in the narrow city streets.

A beginner driver can practice for the road exam with 50 trials. The user can select 50 times any type of vehicle, terrain, and conditions to practice 50 times.

Each trial can take up to 45 minutes. The package contains the simulator software (50 rides) and the hardware USB Dongle Key.

No additional software is included with Trial edition and a dongle key has to be send back for reprogramming to be entitled for $100 deduction with the purchase of full version.

The steering wheel set is needed to practice with the trial version. The trial version doesn’t include any hardware.

Simuride PE Upgrade

Upgrade for All SimuRide PE Editions from 2008 up to today.

Latest Updates & Upgrades:

July 12, 2016

  • Tractor Double Trailer, practicing coupling and uncoupling using a Converter Dolly.
  • Driver Fatigue Evaluation Tool.

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March 17, 2016

  • Implemented drivers for the custom controls and a Logitech G29 steering wheel with a gear shifter.
  • Additional vehicles attached: Straight Truck with a Trailer, Straight Truck with 2 Trailers, and Tractor with 2 Trailers, called a Combination, Double/Triple or RoadTrain.

February 10, 2016

  • Map Editor (Beta Version), to create new and edit existing scenarios.
  • Remote Control, to command simulation from the remote located computer by the instructor.
See full changelog

Hardware Requirements

The SimuRide PE driving simulator small package can be run on a personal computer (desktop or laptop).

Minimum Computer

  • OS – Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista (32 or 64) or XP.
  • Processor (suggested) – Intel Core 2 Duo – Clock 3,00 GHz or equivalent (AMD sometimes has a problem distinguishing and assigning a job to the second Core).
  • RAM – 2GB.
  • 750 Watt Power Supply for your graphics card.
  • Graphic card (suggested) – NVidia GeForce GTX 750 or any other card that has similar G3D Rating.
    Check your video card here: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php
    For some older graphic cards we provide – 3D Software Accelerator – implemented in the SimuRide PE driving simulator package.
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