Allow your student to practice in an environment where it is safe to fail. Our virtual reality training program exposes our students to complex driving situations without actually driving a car.
Your student will experience multiple scenarios that introduce traffic, weather, road conditions, and in-car distractions. We can also move the students from a passenger car to a light-duty pick-up truck.
Virtual reality driving simulations can increase situational awareness, coordination, and muscle memory. Students also tend to learn very well using this technology. Retention rates up to 70% better than traditional methods have been proven in academic studies.
We can test a driver's skillsets BEFORE they ever sit behind-the-wheel. The data from performance tracking is a good predictor of how a driver will react in the real world.
Columbia River Driver Education is the only school authorized by the state of Oregon to use advanced technology as a substitution for the six hours of required in-car observation. Our program consists of 10 hours (four hours of virtual reality training and six hours of self-paced online study). Instead of spending hours in the car watching other students drive, your student is fully engaged in virtual reality driving simulations.
This package combines evening Zoom classes during the school week with Saturday in person training. There will be two 1 hour Zoom sessions in the evening and a 3 hour in person seeion on Saturday. Students in this program receive Virtual reality training (up to 3 hours) and 10 hours of in car behind the wheel training.
This package combines evening Zoom classes during the school week with Saturday in person training. There will be two 1-hour Zoom sessions in the evening and a 3-hour in-person session on Saturday. Students in this program receive two hours of Virtual reality training and 10 hours of in car behind the wheel training.
This package is designed for students in high school, are at least 15 years old, and have a learner's permit.
This program will run from September 25 until December 21 for classroom training. We will use our hybrid model with a combination of Zoom and In Person classroom training. Zoom sessions will be on Tuesday/Thursday evenings with in person training Saturday mornings. Behind the wheel and virtual reality training will be in addition to classroom training and will be available throughout the week.
This is the 2024 Term 1 hybrid course. This class will have two 1 hour Zoom classes during the week and a 3 hour in person session on Saturday. We have not set the exact dates of our 2024 offerings but are using this as a place holder to reserve a roster spot.