On Q provides engaging, “turnkey” driver safety training proven to effectively produce an immediate ROI through innovative interactive materials and the ability to verify online user compliance.
On Q’s interactive online driver safety training developed from decades of experience providing advanced simulator-based driver safety training systems.
On Q’s founders, as nationally recognized leaders in driving safety, use behavior-based analytics to develop and deliver the best safety training solutions available to reduce the frequency and severity of road collisions. On Q offers simulator operating and safety training software and e-learning safety coursework for delivery on desktops, tablets and smartphones. Our customers include Safety National Insurance, Florida Highway Patrol, Houston Fire Department, and Salt Lake School District among others.
Problem: More than 35,000 people die each year in road collisions and costs associated with over 6 million collisions exceed $1 trillion annually in the U.S. alone. Emergency responders face particular risks as they navigate roads in emergency mode with more police officers dying each year from road related fatalities than gunfire. Crashes among individuals driving for work result in more work related injuries and compensation claims than any other cause.
Solution: On Q’s training technology and coursework keep drivers alive and working and vehicles on the road, generating revenues for our customers while at the same time greatly reducing collision costs. Customers have verified On Q’s solution by dramatically reducing collisions—saving lives and millions in crash related costs.
Products: On Q currently sells simulator systems and e-learning courses including “On Q EVOC” for emergency responders and “On Q Fleet” for municipal fleets.
Competitive Advantage: On Q’s advantage comes from years of driving simulator training and analytics gathering used to create coursework that requires intense interactivity designed to train good decision making resulting in safe behavior. On Q has captured the essence of simulation courses to successfully deliver e-learning as a cost-effective alternative to simulator training.
Customers: Current customers include Safety National Insurance, NIP Captives, Florida Highway Patrol, Fort Worth Police Department, Houston Fire Department, Canadian Police and the Utah School Districts among others.
Online Functions: Our courses are constructed to make maximum use of online functionality. Other contemporary programs are adapted from older library materials or populated on pre-formatted templates than don’t allow for interactivity to train decisions.
Interactivity: Our training turns the typical “talking head” presentation upside down with a show/interact/explain/test process that provides 15-20% verbal information with 85-80% practice through immersion and repetition. Each student receives feedback specifically tailored to his or her performance. On Q’s virtual learning environments immerse learners in artificial real-world experiences by portraying actual events. These virtual, immersive, interactive simulations engage drivers visually while requiring them to interact with events occurring by using both their cognitive and psychomotor skills. Most web-based training (WBT) is 80-90% presentation of verbal information and 10-20% quizzing the traditional read and recall or hear and recall model.
Task-Based Training: Our courses are designed around task-based interactions that provide instantaneous, seamless branching and response to user input that alters the outcome of the animation. We utilize simulation-based exercises to achieve a part-task, web-based simulation. A major advantage to interactive training is that feedback and “how did I do” reviews are immediate.
Progressive Exercises: On Q’s training presents a series of highly focused practice scenarios with increasing levels of complexity (or scaffolding) building upon levels of understanding. Performance on this part task simulation demonstrates comprehension and cognitive learning through application, not rote memory recall. When drivers engage in learning a higher rate of retention than traditional classroom training is attained.
Engaging: On Q’s courses are designed to be engaging, immersive and interesting, but are not intended to be entertaining. While using sophisticated “gamification” interactions, On Q avoids a game feel to avoid glamorizing collisions and risky evasive maneuvers. We do not ask users to “suspend disbelief,” but rather to engage it.
Graphic Demonstrations: On Q’s courses use a high degree of graphical correlation to verbal descriptions. Each verbal lesson is graphically displayed to aid understanding and increase retention.
History: The founders of On Q began designing leading-edge simulation technologies working at Evans & Sutherland in the very earliest stages of industry’s application of high-fidelity driving simulator technology. They participated in all stages of design, development and installation of the National Advanced Driving Simulator technologies at the University of Iowa, which constituted the world’s most advanced simulator at that time. They also founded the ISIM Corporation that developed the PatrolSim™ line of Police Driving Simulators, which proved to be the most popular line of driver training simulators in history. After selling ISIM to General Electric, the GE-ISim line of PatrolSim™ simulators eventually became L-3’s line of PatrolSim™ simulators, today.