AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aceable, the mobile education platform and makers of the first state-approved drivers ed app, today announced that for the first time 360 videos are available to teach and instruct drivers education. Aceable has integrated 360 videos across all its mobile drivers education products, as well as made the videos available for free on YouTube to encourage safer driving. Students can now practice real-life driving situations such as, checking blind spots, being distracted by texts and navigating yield situations in a safe VR environment all before they actually get behind the wheel of a live vehicle.
“In 2016 we saw some of the largest increases in car-related deaths in more than 40 years. Many of these deaths came as a result of distracted and teen drivers,” said Blake Garrett, Founder and CEO. “While there is a lot of talk about texting and driving, there have been few attempts to use technology to address the issue. As a response, Aceable is focusing on using the latest tech innovations to give student drivers a chance to experience these potential dangers in a safe environment and prepare them to make better choices about safe driving.”
Aceable’s 360 videos are integrated into the course for students using Aceable Drivers Ed on a smartphone. In addition, the videos will also be available to the general public via YouTube. Users can play the video in the application to view a 360-degree animated experience that simulates driving a vehicle. They can also pair their smartphones with a virtual reality adaptor for their phone such as, Google Cardboard, Samsung VR or any of the other low-cost third party products, to watch the videos in a true VR environment.
“VR and 360 video might seem like a gimmick at first, but the minute a student or parent experiences the system, the value becomes apparent,” Garrett noted. “We wanted to reach teens where they are and on a platform that interests them to really get our message across. It’s actually pretty amazing how well it works and how entertaining it is.”
All of Aceable’s Drivers Ed and Defensive Driving courses can be accessed through the Aceable app available for download on iTunes/Android Play Store or online at www.Aceable.com.
Aceable is a mobile education platform that focuses on creating affordable, engaging and convenient educational content across all devices. Built by former teachers, NASA engineers and those passionate about education, the Austin-based team is obsessed with helping people with life’s certification challenges. After launching its first mobile app to provide accredited drivers ed courses, Aceable is now expanding into other verticals for required education. To date, the company touts more than 300,000 users and counting, as it continues to expand nationwide. For more information about Aceable visit www.aceable.com.