Tractor drivers trained through simulation

Workshop participants experience driving in rain, sunlight and low visibility

APP January 09, 2024


The Agriculture Mechanisation Research Institute (AMRI) on Monday organised a training workshop on tractor simulation to provide maximum awareness to drivers about various operations.

A simulator is a computer-based system designed to replicate the operation of a tractor in a simulated environment. It utilises technology such as computer graphics and motion sensors to create a realistic experience for users.

The tractor simulators are used for training in developed countries, where the drivers learn essential skills in a controlled virtual setting.

The drivers learn steering, gear shifting, clutch control and braking, providing a safe and effective way to train individuals before they operate tractors in the field.

South Punjab Agriculture (Admin) Additional Secretary Aasif Raza, who was a special guest on the occasion, emphasised that learning the basics of tractor operation through a simulator is a secure way for drivers to gain proficiency without the risk of accidents. The tractor training simulator offers new and experienced drivers the opportunity to learn the skills of driving in a simulated real-farm environment.

Additional Director General Amir Shahzad highlighted that the use of modern techniques, computer graphics and motion sensors creates a realistic environment that replicates fields, roads and obstacles.

Drivers could experience driving in various conditions like rain, sunlight and low visibility.

Shahzad said students could learn at their own pace and practise repeatedly until they felt confident.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2024.


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