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New Australian-Developed Driver Safety Software To Lead To Safer Roads

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New Australian Developed Driver Safety Software To Lead To Safer Roads
  • MOTUM World is a tailorable software package designed specifically for driver education and training, developing skills across a wide array of applications.
  • Fully customisable environments, vehicles and scenarios for passenger vehicles, trucks, mining, material handling and more.
  • To date, the platform has been developed for learner drivers, emergency services, port services and mining equipment.
  • Simulation system fully developed in Australia for local conditions, backed by global patents.


Australian driver training is set to be revolutionised by the launch of MOTUM World, a comprehensive simulation software offering that can be tailored to a multitude of driving scenarios, with a focus on local conditions and road rules.


Produced entirely in Melbourne, by the team behind MOTUM Simulation, leaders in immersive motion simulation, MOTUM World features a completely customisable platform, with currently developed versions encompassing learner drivers, emergency services, port services, mining industries and more.


At the heart of MOTUM World is complete adaptability in terms of environments, scenarios and assets.


To suit any driver training application, bespoke environments can be created and tailored for virtually any road surface or terrain, such as CBDs, suburban roads, freeways, and country driving, plus dedicated spaces, such as ports for training stevedores and more.


Further to this, different scenarios can be incorporated into the program to align with physical training and real-world events.


For trainers, a range of metrics can be recorded, including speed throttle control, steering precision, braking technique, proximity to other vehicles and road rule infringements.


Instructors can tailor training scenarios, including testing driver responsiveness, awareness, and defensive skills under a host of varying conditions.


Within MOTUM World, any driven vehicle, AI vehicle, surrounding buildings, structures and landscapes can be developed to simulate real-world conditions and processes, for instance, roads around loading docks, or emergency service bases.


“We completed a worldwide search looking for software titles - we tried a number of them, and none had the fidelity, adaptability, flexibility and scalability that could match the quality of our hardware offering,” said Steve Hoinville, MOTUM Simulation Managing Director.


“So, we have embarked on creating our own software title that is tailored specifically for Australian driving conditions.


“We are incredibly proud of our initial release, which has been with select partners for 18 months now, including Qube Ports, Alkane Resources, and emergency service providers, while we are now poised to launch into the broader driver education space, including Pre-L, L to P and other learner programs, such as with the elderly or recovering drivers.


“A particular focus of the program is to make it as adaptable as possible for any driver education requirement.


“For instance, it can be used in heavy vehicles, Ubers, taxis, material handling and forklifts, port services, rail, and beyond - we have the functionality to expand into any training regime for any industry.


“With other existing driver training software titles, they tend to have small environments, very simple roads or car park examples, but with MOTUM World, if a client wanted to create the whole of the Melbourne CBD, we have that ability in-house.


“Furthermore, MOTUM World can be developed for any international application with ease.


“Our aim is to develop skills and behaviors in the virtual environment that transfer directly to the real world, which is a true breakthrough for the driver training and education industry.”


MOTUM World is available as a standalone software package or combined with a MOTUM Simulator which to date has been developed for numerous applications, including passenger vehicle training, motorsport, heavy vehicle training, helicopters, and more.


For instance, the driver training and education simulator is fully adjustable to replicate the environment behind the wheel of a modern passenger vehicle, with road car controls such as auto or manual gear shift, handbrake, indicators, headlights, windows, and more.


Additionally, MOTUM World can be specified to be operated with a VR headset, on a screen, or a combination of the two options.


Further details on MOTUM World can be found at

Contact details:

Mark Walker

0407 138 745


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