Development Software Update

Basic Training Suite Release Notes 4/23/2018 – v1.0.0.272

Basic Training Suite
software update as of 4/23/2018

Additions:

  • RTO (Our tray application) now allows you to register your computer as a simulator. Right click the icon and click open.  Once open go to edit license.  Clicking activate will activate your computer as a simulator that will be visible in Command Post for connecting.
  • First two lessons (Press ‘T’)
    • Lessons will have voice-over instruction
    • Lesson 101 is a forklift familiarization course
    • Lesson 102 teaches the user basic controls of driving in forward and reverse
  • End session – User config keymap. Defaults to ‘E’ key.
    • End session and reset timer
    • Sends event log file email
    • Doesn’t reset anything at this time.
  • Toggle electric truck mode – User config keymap. Defaults to ‘F’ key
    • Disable inching pedal
    • Remove neutral free-rev
    • Removed throttle adjustable fork lift rate
    • Increased the closed throttle decal to simulate regenerative braking
    • Adjustable parameters that will be available to end-user in a future update
  • Working headlights and brake lights
  • Highlight forklift controls when activated.
  • Additional training interfaces for initial instruction and orientation
  • Training mode – user config keymap. Defaults to ‘F5’.
    • Toggle the instructional layers to help new operators learn about all the controls on the forklift.
    • Driver display can now be turned-off
  • Digital dash display for speed and gear selector. (known issue when seatbelt is engaged that changes display)
  • Pedals move when pressed
  • KPI improper fork height. This parameter is adjustable, but not yet exposed to end-user
  • Camera-view – user config keymap. Defaults to ‘F5’
  • Beta version of the ‘Blake’ added. The Blake is an algorithm that addresses field of view and lack of eye-tracking with VR headsets
    • Helps drivers who primarily drive their forklift in reverse to see what they expect to see when looking behind them.
    • Reduces the amount of driver strain to look behind them
    • Configurable (not yet exposed to user)
    • Auto-detects VR headset and disables for non-VR operation

Improvements:

  • Current version now appears in Basic training suite
  • Pallet handling and sensitivity of boxes on pallet
  • Data collection layer.
    • Modularized to allow forklift and/or attachment swapping
    • Central telemetry gateway gathers all data to send to on-screen notifications or to the event log files
    • Segregated force feedback from events. Now more control over the level of force feedback
  • VR calibration tool
    • Initial auto-calibrate will occur when first putting on HMD
    • All adjustments via forklift controls
    • All settings saved locally for all users
    • Restore default option added
    • Auto-detects presence of VR headset and will disable calibration mode automatically
  • Performance reduction algorithm now adjusts for non-VR usage.
  • Initial monitor view will be 3rd person view when starting or when the VR headset isn’t being worn
    • This prevents screen freeze when the VR headset isn’t being worn
    • Provides transitioned loading when operator first puts on headset after startup

Fixes:

  • Reduced notification message length for better display on monitor and driver display
  • Event messages will now disappear after 5 seconds
  • Fixed jittery telemetry display
  • Improved load time and added proper initialization checks to all modules
  • All events now log based on session time and not actual time.