SPR-4651: Synthesis Study on Employing Snow Plow Driving Simulators in Training

Traditional snowplow driver training is conducted before the snow season on a yearly basis to assure safety as well as quality of operations. However, it does not replicate the conditions drivers will be exposed to during winter operations. To this point, other states are adding snowplow driving simulators in their training using different equipment and training configurations. This study proposes to synthesize the information available from previous literature, other DOTs and manufacturers to provide recommendations to the Indiana DOT related to the use of snowplow driver simulators in training for winter operations.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $147537
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Debs, Luciana

      Chen, Yunfeng

      Zhang, Jiansong

    • Start Date: 20220101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01829739
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4651
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 10 2021 10:56AM