10 February 2020
Singapore Polytechnic students have created two virtual reality training drills for SMRT staff, which simulate train track maintenance and evacuation drills.
The drills were developed by two teams of aeronautical engineering students, and they were showcased at the annual Singapore Polytechnic Engineering Show held last month.
The track maintenance program in particular lets technical staff practise fixing faults and carry out maintenance duties wearing VR headsets.
Such simulated exercises could prevent fatal accidents from occurring during on-the-job training.