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VRJournal learned Thursday that Aceable — a mobile education platform and makers of the first state-approved drivers ed app — is shifting into gear with virtual reality.

This morning, the company announced that for the first time 360 videos are available to teach and instruct drivers education.

We’re told that 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.”

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