With an increasing nationwide demand for its high-tech simulators and driver training methodology, Advanced Training Systems (ATS) recently expanded with the opening of an additional facility in Vista, California.

The new facility will house an enhanced simulator research, development and simulator-based training facility. The company’s current headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“Virtual reality simulation is able to train and assess, objectively, driver performance, whereas traditional driver training has been limited in its ability to teach ‘real-life’ experience in certain driving conditions,” said ATS Vice President Rebecca Hudson. “We can rapidly accelerate the experience and competence, while opening the door to revolutionizing the industry.”

ATS plans to have an open house at the new facility before the end of the year.