UPS Is Using HTC Vive To Train Its Drivers In Hazard Perception

by Jamie Feltham • August 15th, 2017

VR is already being used to train staff at Walmart and help build cars, but now it will help get your UPS packages to your door safely too.

HTC today revealed a partnership with UPS, installing Vive headsets in the delivery company’s nine training centers across the USA. In VR, employees will train in road safety techniques. It looks a little like a hazard perception test you might encounter when learning to drive, but it uses the interactivity of VR to help trainees identify issues on the road. Based on the video below the experience itself looks a little janky (and we personally think we’d rather go on the holding a box while walking on an icey surface simulator), but it’s a great example of VR at use in the workplace.

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