VICTORIA, BC, CANADA DECEMBER, 2009: Quester Tangent today announced the delivery of a second manual driving simulator to BC Rapid Transit Corporation. The simulator is a full sized replica of the end of a SkyTrain MKII vehicle including a fully functional driver’s station. Behind the windscreen sits a 52” HD TV displaying actual video of the track to simulate the view from the front of the train. Along with an instructors station the simulator supports the training of drivers who will be required to move the train when the car is not under automatic train control. The Simulator incorporates an interactive map of the Sky Train track, and provides the instructor with the ability to dynamically change the travel scenario and vary weight, engine thrust and braking effort. This second system also incorporates track in the yard at the New Westminster Operations and Maintenance Center. Sun Fang, Vice President at BCRTC said following the delivery “Quester Tangent took great care to ensure the Simulator was build to mimic the actual performance and operational characteristics of a real train and thus provide a very realistic driving environment for our staff”. Housed in the OMC this new simulator is a sister to the one at the Commercial SkyTrain station.
Quester Tangent is a manufacturer of electronics for the rail and locomotive industry. Quester delivers train management systems, braking control and low voltage power products into the North American and central Asia market. Headquartered in Saanichton BC, Canada Quester Tangent delivers in excess of 1200 units per year.
The British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) operates the innovative and internationally respected SkyTrain advanced rapid transit system. BCRTC operates the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines, the world’s longest automated light rapid transit system, connecting downtown Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey.