Cardiff RS Unit
It is air-conditioned, has the latest lift facilities for disabled people, and incorporates two extendable side-pods, which considerably increase the vehicles interior space.
The main pod contains a state-of-the-art driver simulator, developed by the XPI Simulation Company in Surbiton, Surrey, three ‘touch screen’ computers, which are unique to Cardiff Council and a DVD/video player, which is linked to a 42 inch plasma screen, complete with surround sound speakers.
The interior flooring of the vehicle has been designed to simulate a road with pavements allowing practical pedestrian safety demonstrations to be undertaken using model pedestrian crossing facilities such as a zebra, toucan, puffin or pelican crossing.
The exhibition vehicle will be extensively used throughout the city at more than 150 primary and secondary schools, at major superstores, festivals and open days to encourage as many people as possible to visit the vehicle.
Further details can be obtained by contacting Cardiff Council’s Road Safety Centre.