Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ford Provides Virtual Driving School

Whether you’re a novice driver, have years of experience behind the wheel, or teach others to drive, there’s always something to learn. Ford wants to help people do just that, in a safe virtual environment. Check out their online driving skills academy.

Once you’ve registered, you have access to videos on driving, a teacher’s guide, and—probably of most interest to teens—a virtual driving game produced by Michigan State University to teach skills in a safe environment. According to manager Jim Graham of Ford Driving Skills for Life, “Research has found driving simulation can effectively introduce new drivers to potentially life-saving skills. Tens of thousands of new drivers have attended our driving clinics, but this new game will provide millions of new drivers the opportunity to test and develop their skills online and on their schedule.”

Obviously, real world practice is still required, but the driving skills academy is a great supplement. Kudos to Ford for introducing it.


I apologize for posting so infrequently these last few weeks—I’ve been having back problems, which has reduced my computer time. Now that I’m on the mend, you should be seeing more frequent posts.

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