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Ferrari Simulation on a Gremlin Budget

Course Description

You don't need a million dollar Sim Lab and a $100,000 manikin to create phenomenal simulations. “High-fidelity” doesn't come from a manikin, but results from careful planning, creative use of your resources, and an unfailing commitment to create scenarios that are as realistic as possible. This presentation will explore best practices and low-cost options for simulation and scenario-based training. We will outline the key factors that make scenarios realistic, discuss affordable tools that can assist our efforts, and identify resources that most programs have within their grasp (and budget).

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