Launch of app to help drivers prepare for test

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TWO Yorkshire-based driving instructors are behind the launch of an iPad app to help prepare learner drivers for their tests.

Driving in 3D, which has been developed by Phil Hirst, from Harrogate and Richard Rawden, from Wakefield, uses 3D technology to illustrate more than 30 different skills and techniques, including spotting dangers, driving on multi-lane roads and reversing.

Each of the 35 animations is accompanied by a voiceover to help bring learning points to life.

The pair have also published a 100-page book, Learn Driving in 3D, which they say covers the complete driving syllabus, and explains how examiners conduct driving tests.

Mr Rawden said: “The app is just the first stage and we are launching an Android version before the end of the year.

“We are also looking at developing add-on versions of the app for those taking other road tests, such as motorbikes and HGVs.”