Vobling AB have agreed a deal to develop a VR fire fighting simulator for Nordic railway operator, Vy.

The simulator will be run with HTC Vive Pro Eye and be used for staff training.

"The VR-technology gives as an extraordinary way to simulate different scenarios and train our personnel in a safe and scalable environment," said Ole Johnny Haugen, Head of Development at Vy Competence Center.

"The training system will use object tracking and replicate fire, smoke, oxygen- and temperature levels in a realistic fashion which gives a new and powerful tool in our safety training procedures. The end game for this application is about saving lives."

Vy changed its name from NSB Group in April and runs rail, bus and freight services in Norway and Sweden.

Vobling AB is a subsidiary of Bublar Group, the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company.

Anders Ribbing, CEO of Vobling AB, said: "We are really excited about this project.

"During the last couple of years we've developed state of the art virtual training and education applications targeting staff. The Fire Fighting simulator is a natural extension in line with our strategy and it's very exciting that we are broadening our geographical footprint to Norway."