LANDER HAS DEVELOPED AN OPERATIONS CONTROL CENTER SIMULATOR WHICH REPLICATES TO A LARGE EXTENT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CUSTOMER’S REAL OCC STATION.
As part of LANDER’s ambitious project alongside SMRT in Singapore to train Circle Line staff, for the first time the company has developed an Operations Control Center Simulator which replicates to a large extent the functions of the customer’s real OCC station.
The new simulator will enable trainees to practise situations relating to “Traffic Management”, with signalling of the operation and its lines. Since the inputs that will be received by the OCC simulator operator are identical to those received daily at the work station, maximum immersion has been achieved in a secure controlled environment in which trainees can practise.
Also, since a major portion of the work of traffic managers and drivers involves interaction between them to ensure safe timely operation, LANDER has also developed Co-Simulation technology as part of this project. So, if there is at least one OCC station and one train driving station, both trainees can carry out joint training in situations pertaining to the operation, which affords them a large number of possibilities. For example, breakdown training during which drivers will have to establish communication with the OCC for joint resolution of the breakdown. Or situations in which both of them interact collaboratively, such as: obstacles on the track, flooding, failure to establish the route etc.