Automated Traffic Scenario Simulator
Unbiased, Real-World, Repeatable Driver Training Scenarios

This light system provides unparalleled situational realism to any kind of training environment. Offering efficient exercises in accident avoidance, critical and maximum braking, and industry exclusive intersection clearing modes, the ATSS is fully portable, features easy to set modes, and requires no external power source or human attendance. The ATSS infuses a tremendous amount of personal decision making into what used to be just a lap around the track, and can be used on any course, with or without a SKIDCAR.

Maybe your program already utilizes lane change lights. But not like this. The ATSS is the most advanced accident avoidance light system available today. Its Adaptive Reaction Time ensures all students get the same reaction time regardless of vehicle speed and is the only system of its kind on the market. However, the most ground breaking element of the ATSS may be its Intersection Clearing Mode. This automated and random exercise simulates oncoming traffic at each direction of a four-way intersection. Students must look and analyze each leg of an intersection before proceeding, while running code.

Increase safety, lower costs, improve training quality, reduce manpower needs, and provide unbiased, repeatable training scenarios all with the ATSS.

ATSS Lane Decision Mode

The Automated Traffic Scenario Simulator (ATSS) continues to innovate the EVOC driver training industry by adding Lane Decision Mode to the system’s functionality. This evolution of the traditional Evasive Lane Change exercises now moves beyond simply picking an open lane. Now students must analyze each lane and pick the SAFEST option.

Lane Decision Mode incorporates Green, “Amber” (Red and Green on at the same time), and Red lights to indicate if the student can go at speed, can go at a slow speed, or must stop. Like Lane Change Mode and Braking Mode, Lane Decision Mode incorporates Adaptive Reaction Time to ensure students are training to a measurable standard.

When the ATSS detects an oncoming vehicle the lights will turn green. The ATSS RADAR determines the speed of the vehicle and calculates when to change the lights in order to achieve the reaction time pre-set by the instructor. It will then display one of twenty-seven different possible pattern combinations.

The object is to take the safest path that requires the least amount of input to the vehicle. The color of the lights determines what the driver must do.

See the graphic below that shows examples of the options and safest path through the intersection.

These examples are just a few of the possible patterns LDM offers and each pattern is randomly selected on the fly.

Once students have mastered the physical skills required for Evasive Lane Change now instructors can teach critical thinking behind the wheel. Lane Decision Mode (LDM) adds an extra layer of processing demand onto the student. Instead of simply swerving left or right around an obstacle the student must determine the safest path from a series of options and do so at an appropriate speed. It combines mental processing and physical skill. This mode also makes it virtually impossible for a student to anticipate what is going to happen, forcing a true reaction to the exercise.

For agencies that already own an ATSS this software is available as an upgrade to your existing system. No need to buy more hardware, simply send in your ATSS controller and for a small software upgrade fee of $500 (plus shipping) your system will have Lane Decision Mode added to your existing controller.

The Automate Traffic Scenario Simulator’s Lane Decision Mode gives your instructors another tool to improve the quality of driver training, producing safer more competent drivers.


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