Virtualware awarded US$1 million contract to create the next-gen VR training simulators for ADIF
The Spanish rail operator ADIF, a public-owned entity in charge of managing the national railway network in Spain, has chosen Virtualware to create their new generation of virtual reality (VR) training simulators railway infrastructure, construction and maintenance operations.
Committed to innovation and improvement of its training processes, ADIF will invest close to one million euros in transforming its simulation modules utilizing virtual reality technology as the base to set its new workforce training program standards. Besides integrating VIROO®’s platform to explore the full capabilities of extended reality (XR) and VR in particular, a central element of the agreement is the construction of a 250m2 immersive room in Valencia (Spain) destined to become ADIF’s state-of-the-art centre to conduct and improve training processes in lifelike immersive multi-user environments.
Through the VIROO® platform, ADIF will have a robust infrastructure and set of tools to broadly control its training content, management and deployment while forging its ecosystem and innovation initiatives in XR.
The VIROO® platform and its room component will equip ADIF to transform its current training program while reducing cost, risk, and time by improving learning processes and trainees’ performance in 1:1 scale collaborative VR environments. The room itself will allow ADIF to connect its facility and collaborate with other external and owned VIROO® hubs in different locations worldwide, elevating their ongoing exploration of hybrid –onsite and remote- workspaces powered by VIROO®.
Immersive technologies future-proof how we connect, work, teach and learn. This contract marks the beginning of a new era, where ADIF and Virtualware join efforts to integrate XR technology as part of ADIF’s value equation with a high emphasis on innovation.
“We are inspired by ADIF’s trust in Virtualware and our platform to go beyond the railway training traditional models and define with our support innovative ways to prepare their workforce. VIROO® delivers enterprise-grade solutions to boost companies’ XR journeys at any stage. In this case, we join ADIF in their efforts to scale and run simultaneously multiple training sessions effectively in VR from different places worldwide”
Unai Extremo, Virtualware CEO
Promoting the vast potential of XR technologies (VR, AR, MR) and accelerating its adoption to help companies and institutions create a sustainable future that moves society forward since 2004.
ADIF, the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures, is a state-owned company under the Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda. Their mission is to promote the Spanish railway system through developing and managing a safe, efficient, and sustainable infrastructure to the highest quality standards in environmental terms. All the preceding is accomplished in a spirit of social responsibility and commitment to the public.