up and get ready for a few laps around the Test Track as we take you through
a sequence of screen shots which will give you a feel for what it's like
to drive Profiler.
Interactive Instructions -
time a response is explained, the instructions pause and wait for the student
to demonstrate that they understand what is required. The steering
wheel, buttons and pedals must be used to complete the instructions.
Students log into Profiler, they are given an interactive, hands-on presentation
of what Profiler is, and how to take the test.
Practice Lap -
the Instructions, Students are given a Practice Lap to become familiar
with the test and the controls. During the practice lap, the 'virtual
instructor' rides shotgun, giving helpful hints and further explaining
the instructions if the student's performance indicates that help is needed.
score during the practice lap indicates how well the student is doing,
and if no response is made to a test event, the event is highlighted on
the screen to make recognition easier. After the practice lap, the
virtual instructor provides feedback and suggestions for improving the
student's performance. The student must exceed a minimum score (configurable)
before they are allowed to proceed to the scored part of the test.
students are also allowed to drive the practice lap as many times as needed
at the instructors discretion, to help them if they are having difficulty.
Level Scored Test -
begins with a brief instruction sequence which reviews the instructions
and points out any new test items which will occur during the test level.
completing the practice lap, four levels of increasingly difficult driving
situations are presented.
to signs and lights, the upper levels add oncoming traffic, pedestrians,
road hazards and radio calls. The sequences are specially designed
to gradually increase in complexity, allowing the test to measure a
wide range of abilities in both novice and experienced drivers.
level, the student's reaction times and decisions are recorded. Changes
in behavior and reponses as the situations become more complex are analyzed.
The test events are randomly generated each time the test is run, so the
situations are different every time. The variety and pace of events
become quite challenging by the end of the test.
and Feedback -
analysis is also provided in the form of a color-coded, easy to read scoring
chart, which can be printed out for the student's or instructor's records.
The details of the scoring chart can be found on this website:
on the chart for details)
the final level, a series of video feedback sessions are presented to explain
the results of the test. While maintaining a positive tone, these
sequences evaluate performance in five major areas.
in Just 15 Minutes -
entire test can be completed in just about 15 minutes, and at the end of
that time, you will have a solid test result to help enhance and direct
your training program. We suggest administering Profiler at several
points in your program, not only to measure inprovements in your students,
but also for the beneficial effects which the scanning and decision making
behaviors that Profiler encourages can have on driving skills.
- High Tech, Low Cost interactive driver training - can be an inexpensive,
effective addition to your training program.
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