Loxley Simulation Technology(LoxSim) and Mekong Institute (MI) joined in a new collaboration which aims to promote the usage of “Green Logistics” through utilization of a new environmental friendly state of the art training technology for the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Wansit Chatikavanij , chief executive officer of LoxSim, unveiled a new collaboration between Loxsim) and MI on developing truck drivers, logistic, and supply chain managers knowledge development on economic driving and green freight in the GMS; Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Yunnan of China.
The new Memorandum of Understanding is a two-year collaboration of knowledge sharing and research collaboration on Truck Driving Simulator to enhance logistics and supply chain knowledge for companies focusing on "Fuel-efficient driving" "safe driving" and "environmentally friendly" concepts, according to its press release.
"Fuel-efficient driving techniques” will allow fleet managers and drivers to understand different ways to become more efficient and environmental friendly especially in reductions of fuel consumption and the release of carbon dioxide through better driving habits and mindset.
In keeping with the principle of eco-driving and green logistics, change in driving behaviours, operating within the speed limit to avoid harsh acceleration and specifically harsh braking will ultimately result in more efficient fuel consumption and fewer damages to the vehicle. In addition, this techniques and mindset, green logistics education will in turn help to support the environment through reductions of excessive carbon emissions.
Wansit said the current collaboration with MI will serve also as the first step towards regional market opening, which includes encouragement and education for entrepreneurs in Thailand and neighboring countries on awareness regarding to Green Logistics.
"Most operators focus on the technology of their vehicles, but forget that the key factor is the driver. Driving simulator can exposed drivers to dangerous driving conditions in a realistic, simulated virtual environment which would not be possible in real life. Thus, this solution is seen as a convenient tool for trainers to train at any time in a safe virtual environment".
Wansit said, “Next year, LoxSim will begin to look at the medical emergency and disaster management market. Moreover, Loxsim will emphasize cooperation with various educational institutes by bringing in new simulator technologies to produce research for further improvement of both professional training and education.