Saab, Ashok Leyland join hands to manufacture truck simulators

Defence and security company Saab and Ashok Leyland have joined hands to manufacture truck simulators in India under the Make in India concept.

The two companies signed a teaming agreement at the end of 2015. The simulator is based in the original Ashok Leyland cabin and is integrated with Saab simulation technology, according to a Saab press release.

The simulator has been developed on the Ashok Leyland Stallion 4x4 vehicle, which is used by Indian armed forces and paramilitary forces.

The simulator enables the driver to drive and operate the Ashok Stallion vehicle in different terrains, different weather conditions and under all types of potential day to day challenges. The simulator combines the Ashok Stallion cabin realism with a motion base, 4K computer graphic visualisation for total trainee immersion.

The instructor operating station enables the instructor to observe and interact with the trainee in real time, and allows him to take over controls in emergency situations and to give the trainee the after action feedback for fast learning progress, said in the release.

"Simulator-based training is the best way to develop handling skills without putting the vehicle fleet, trainees or environment at risk. With the agreement between Saab and Ashok Leyland this is now available also for the Ashok Leyland Stallion", said Jan Widerstr?m, Chairman and Managing Director, Saab India Technologies.

"We are extremely happy to join hands with Saab for the Truck Driving simulator under the Make in India concept. Given the potential in India and with our customers abroad, we expect this partnership to grow stronger in the days to come", said Nitin Seth, President Defence Systems, Ashok Leyland.