How it works
Prior to the introduction of Blacktop Bootcamp's Automated Traffic Scenario Simulator (ATSS), instructors wishing to teach emergency lane change maneuvers had to rely on flags, audible commands, or manually actuated light systems. Light based systems usually utilized some form of triggering that was actuated by an instructor when the vehicle approached a specific point, or by the student vehicle activating some kind of sensor. These systems had only a rudimentary ability to provide a stimulus to the student at a certain reaction time.
Emergency Braking Mode
When the ATSS detects an oncoming vehicle, it turns all lights green. Emergency Braking Mode uses the instructor's preset reaction time to turn the lights from green to red. This forces the student to perform a panic stop. This can help teach students the characteristics of Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) and the effects of speed on the ability to stop.