MILIPOL 2017: EF Emergency - ECA Group unveils its emergency driving simulators

Tuesday, November 21 2017
EF Emergency is a new range of simulators from ECA Group that increases the proficiency of emergency response drivers and riders. A versatile and modular training tool for professional use, the software is adapted to three occupational categories: Defence, Police and Ambulance. 

Read the PDF in French

Read the PDF in English

Urgent interventions are the daily life of police, military personnel, firefighters and ambulance drivers. They often repeat the same action: from the police station, barracks or hospital, they must reach their destination as quickly as possible while guaranteeing the safety of the crew and the vehicle. For the drivers of these priority vehicles, this is a delicate task. On the road, they need to be able to deal with mission stress, the unexpected, speed, the countless obstacles that can arise or block the road, traffic hazards, the behaviour of other road users and many other constraints. They must also have a perfect command of the procedures and vehicles used.

In short, driving in an emergency cannot be improvised!

ECA Group, a specialist in simulators, has taken up the challenge of developing a complete range of emergency driving simulators to provide a high level of performance and thus help companies provide post-license training for drivers and assess them.

This range, namedEF Emergency, has been developed with training professionals.

"This is the first time that we have adopted a business approach with an appropriate educational method that takes into account all the very specific constraints of companies’ occupations," explains Philippe Boulleau, an expert in safe and emergency-response driver training at BBE Développement.

While previous generations of simulators simply simulate the vehicle, environment and virtual driving, ECA Group's  EF Emergency goes further by offering a rich educational content, with a comprehensive series of lessons in images and explanatory diagrams, followed by simulations based on real-life scenarios and assessment exams.

Using a touchscreen tablet, the instructor adapts each student's program to his or her needs. To test the student’s skills, he can at any time vary the difficulties and modify the environment: traffic density, the type of areas (urban, peri-urban, rural, off-road, dirt tracks), weather conditions, time of day or night, the "competent, incompetent or hostile" social behaviour of road users. It is even possible to trigger accidents and test vehicle dynamics.

“Scenarios and simulations can be varied infinitely. You will never have the same exercise twice," comments Eric Leroux, EF Emergency's project manager.

“Increasingly intelligent, the simulators make it possible to unburden the instructor from as many of his non-essential tasks as possible. The instructor cannot be separated from the software because he is in charge of communication, instructions, verifications and validations," says Arnaud Chevilllot, Sales Director of ECA Group.

Another major new feature is the dual-seat simulation platform, EF Truck XL. This new platform is used to train the entire crew of an emergency vehicle.

“With EF Truck XL, we are now very close to reality. Firefighters and police officers are never alone when they leave for an emergency. The second person helps the driver navigate,” adds the trainer.

ECA Group provides software that makes it possible to simulate a two-person driving team with a choice of over a dozen different types of vehicles:

  • logistics trucks,
  • lightweight non protected vehicles,
  • rescue and victim-assistance vehicles,
  • forestry tanker trucks,
  • and various fire engines including pumper and turntable ladder trucks.

Moreover, several EF Emergency simulators can be networked together to share the same environment and train for escort, convoy or multi-team missions.

Even if the legislation does not impose any obligation for driving training in emergency situations, many advantages have already won over numerous customers in France and around the world, such as Australian firefighters, the national gendarmerie of Algeria and several French fire and rescue services.

About ECA Group simulators

ECA Group simulators combine precise vehicle modelling with full pedagogy and an immersive virtual environment. This solution makes it possible to increase the efficiency of driver training and thus reduce the risk of accidents and associated costs. Using simulation to replace or supplement the actual vehicle for training also reduces training costs by saving money on fuel and vehicle wear.

Discover ECA Group's range of Emergency driving simulator

CLICK TO CONTACT US

EF EMERGENCY SIMULATOR

EF Emergency – EF Truck XL dual-seat simulation platform

Complex simulations based on real-life scenariosComplex simulations based on real-life scenarios

More Training Simulation news ?
vignette-apex
APEX 2018 | 24 - 27 September | ECA... AEROSPACE

Visit ECA Group on its Booth #865 during APEX 2018, in Boston taking place on September 25 - 27...

Read More
vignette salon EATS MADRID 2018
EATS 2018 | 6 - 7 November | ECA... AEROSPACE

Visit ECA Group at European Airline Training Symposium (EATS) held at Madrid Marriott...

Read More
vignette-apats-2018
APATS 2018 | 28 - 29 August | ECA... TRAINING SIMULATION

Join ECA Group experts at Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium 2018

Read More
vignette-apats-2018
APATS 2018 | 29 August | 2pm - 3.30... TRAINING SIMULATION

At the occasion of APATS 2018, ECA Group will speak about the benefits of simulations applied to...

Read More
vignette_congres_sapeurs_pompiers_2018
Congrès National des Sapeurs... TRAINING SIMULATION

Join ECA Group experts at Congrès National des Sapeurs...

Read More
eca-group_active-control-posture-on-ef-emergency-driving-simulators
ECA Group develops Active Posture... TRAINING SIMULATION

Emergency driving is a demanding exercice requiring the...

Read More
eca_group_presents_its_latest_land_forces_logistics_heavy_vehicle_simulator_for_convoy_missions_at_simops_2018.jpg
Aviation Defence Universe: ECA Group... TRAINING SIMULATION

In the context of the Sorpion programme presented at Eurosatory 2018, ECA Group is showcasing on...

Read More
eca_group_presents_its_latest_land_forces_logistics_heavy_vehicle_simulator_for_convoy_missions_at_simops_2018_on_booth.jpg
EUROSATORY 2018 | ECA Group... TRAINING SIMULATION

Discover in avant-premiere the new ECA contribution to the French Army's Vulcain simulation...

Read More
eca-group-car-driving-simulator-ef-x2-women-driving-saudi-arabia.jpg
ECA Group's car simulators introduce... TRAINING SIMULATION

ECA Group takes part to a Nation-wide awareness-raising campaign in Saudi Arabia to...

Read More
vignette_salon_wats_2018.jpg
WATS 2018 | 17 - 19 April | ECA Group... TRAINING SIMULATION

Meet ECA Group during WATS (World Aviation Training Symposium) in Orlando, USA, on April...

Read More
copyright 2018 eca group© all rights reserved - legal terms - privacy policy - sitemap - A Groupe Gorgé company