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PERCEPTRONICS' PTDS JOINT VENTURE SELECTED FOR U.S. ARMY TRUCK DRIVING SIMULATOR PROGRAM

 PERCEPTRONICS' PTDS JOINT VENTURE SELECTED
 FOR U.S. ARMY TRUCK DRIVING SIMULATOR PROGRAM
 WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Perceptronics Inc. (NASDAQ: PERC) announced today that Professional Truckdriving Simulators (PTDS), in which it is a 50 percent partner with FAAC of Ann Arbor, Mich., was competitively selected to provide 10 fully interactive truck driving simulators and related support services to the U.S. Army under a fixed-price contract. Contract award proceedings have been suspended pending resolution of a protest submitted by another competitor. Final resolution of the protest could take several months.
 The company stated that PTDS prefers not to discuss contract price and terms until the protest is resolved.
 The truck driving simulators, which the Army calls Driver Skill Trainers (DST), will be used by the Army to build situation awareness under various road and traffic conditions; to reinforce hands-on vehicle training; and to give realistic training in emergencies and life-threatening situations without risk to personnel and equipment.
 The system selected for the Army DST was the PTDS commercial TT150 truck driving simulator. The TT150/DST simulates a truck/trailer combination with manual transmission, and has a generic cab that can represent a variety of actual trucks. The wrap-around visual display gives 180 degrees of horizontal vision; and shows the driver realistic views of a 50-square-mile driving area with an over 80-mile road network including interstate highways, country and mountain roads, city streets and a loading dock. The TT150/DST is fully interactive, so that every driver action -- even going off the road -- produces an appropriate truck response. Autonomous traffic that is adjustable from well-behaved to aggressive adds a further element of training realism.
 The TT150/DST features a high-performance Model 944 image generation system from Ball Systems Engineering Division, San Diego, and an AES-1000 digital audio environment simulator -- that can accurately reproduce every major driving sound from engine start to tire blow out -- produced by Perceptronics.
 "We are very pleased that the Army selected the PTDS simulator for this important procurement," said Dr. Gershon Weltman, Perceptronics' chief executive officer. "While the TT150 was designed primarily for the needs of the commercial trucking industry, selection of PTDS shows that its features are well-suited to military driver training as well. There is a growing demand for military simulators of the TT150 class, and we believe that PTDS will be active in this market. We hope that the protest can be resolved quickly in favor of PTDS, and that we can get on with supplying the U.S. Army with this highly capable training system."
 Professional Truckdriving Simulators was formed in 1988 as a joint venture of Perceptronics and FAAC to build and market the TT150 simulator. The venture recently announced a sale to North American Van Lines (NAVL), the nation's largest moving company. That unit is currently being installed in a mobile trailer, which NAVL will use for training and demonstration at sites all over the country. A second NAVL unit is scheduled for delivery in December 1992, and PTDS is pursuing numerous other sales opportunities in the United States and internationally.
 Perceptronics is engaged in research and development and in the manufacture and marketing of computer-based simulation software and systems for commercial and military training and decision support.
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 /CONTACT: Dr. Gershon Weltman of Perceptronics, 818-884-7470; or Cecilia A. Wilkinson or Kim P. Feazle of Pondel Parsons & Wilkinson, 310-207-9300, for Perceptronics/
 (PERC) CO: Perceptronics Inc.; Professional Truckdriving Simulators ST: California IN: ARO TRN SU: CON


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