Virtual training adoption should speed up, says Vobling exec

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There are many strong arguments for why virtual training should be adopted sooner than later, according to Anders Ribbing, chief executive officer of Vobling and head of enterprise at Bublar Group.

Quick read

➨ Vy Group has teamed up with Vobling to develop a fire fighting training simulator in VR

➨ The fire fighting simulator will train users in the use of fire extinguishers and tactics for putting out flames

➨ ‘Organisations will increase training quality, become more sustainable, improve their safety, save costs and strengthen their talent acquisition and retention’

The story

Vy Group, one of the largest transport groups in the Nordic region, has teamed up with Vobling, a subsidiary of Nordic extended reality company Bublar Group, to develop a fire fighting training simulator in virtual reality (VR).

The fire fighting simulator will train users in the use of fire extinguishers and tactics for putting out flames. They will also learn about the dangers of smoke inhalation and how to avoid it.

Ribbing is enthusiastic about the potential of VR for training and education. He says: “Research shows amazing numbers for how much better we learn in VR compared to traditional methods. Using HMDs to create immersive experiences for training and validation, organisations can now reach a new level of employee training.”

“There are many strong arguments for why virtual training should be adopted sooner than later. By integrating virtual training into existing educational programmes, organisations will increase training quality, become more sustainable, improve their safety, save costs and strengthen their talent acquisition and retention.”

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Image credit: Vobling