Advanced Driver Training

Centurion Auto Advanced Driver Training

Centurion Auto Advanced Driver Training Courses:

Centurion Auto is pleased to offer our advanced driver training programs to all of Myanmar. For both personal and corporate purposes, our driver training program will improve driver awareness, understanding of vehicle dynamics and bring up key critical questions concerning risk vs. reward. Centurion Auto's course focuses on topics that have never been discussed in Myanmar including; driver hospitality, advanced car control skills and U.S, Military defensive driving tactics. Based on the perspective of our Internationally trained and experienced C.E.O., Centurion Auto's advanced driver training course will make students better drivers and prepare them for the dangers that exist on Myanmar's roads.

To help facilitate our student's understanding of the concepts covered in Centurion Auto's advanced driver training program, we put students behind the wheel at our private testing facility where they can push the limits of themselves and vehicle in a safe, controlled setting. This is critical to help students apply the skills taught in the classroom into real world actions. Centurion Auto's ultimate goal is to make student's better decision makers behind the wheel and feel that our practical training is the most efficient way of accomplishing this.

Centurion Auto's driver training course details:

Myanmar/English driver handbook
One-on-one English/Myanmar professional instruction
Certificate of Completion valid for 2 years
Hands on vehicle maintenance lessons
Advanced racing techniques to improve smoothness
Adaptable to client's corporate guidelines
Free followup instruction for graduates
1-3 day course (varies depending on applicants schedule)
$125(1 day) - $350+(3 day) per student

Centurion Auto Advanced Driver Training Courses:

Women's Street Survival

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Women's Street Survival

For Women Only
vehicle terminology
vehicle checklist
vehicle maintenance (basic)
risk & reward, emotions
seat & mirror, steering wheel
driving style (night, highway, rain)
defensive driving vehicle spacing
awareness, phone

on-road driving assessment

mechanical DIY walk thru

Price: $125+ USD per student

Time: 1 day (5-6 hours)

Stage 1 course

vehicle checklist
vehicle maintenance (basic)
fuel stops
road trips
risk & reward, emotions
seat & mirror, steering wheel
driving style (night, highway, rain)
defensive driving, vehicle spacing
vehicle dynamics (tyre, car control)
awareness, phone

on-road driving assessment

Price: $150+ USD per student

Time: 1 day (6-8 hours)

Stage 1 course +

driver pride
company rules, sick notice
1st impressions
fire aid, first aid
maintenance (more detailed items)
vehicle info
vehicle dynamics (suspension, weight transfer)
route selection
manual gearbox techniques
vehicle load limits

emergency braking, lane change


accident avoidance

cornering techniques

Price: $250+ USD per student

Time: 2 days (1 Theory & 1 Practical)

Stage 2 course +

money management
first-aid (CPR)
vehicle cleaning methods
driving styles (off road/snow)
maintenance (very detailed walk thru)
vehicle safety inspection, bomb search
hostiles, under attack
vehicle weak points
handbrake, j-turn
pit maneuver, breaching
vehicle convoy techniques


manual gearbox techniques

handbrake turn


figure 8

Price: $350+ USD per student

Time: 3 days (2 Theory & 1 Practical)

Centurion Driver Training Course Topics in detail...

Hospitality Standards:

Students will be introduced to Western standards of proper hospitality including proper attire, hygiene, manners with regards to phone usage, assisting clients into and out of vehicle, understanding key English phrases, airport drop-off and pick-up procedures and avoiding traditional habits that are considered rude by International Standards. These simple procedures are a lost art in Myanmar and help to make a driver a more trusted confident and image of your corporation to guests. Practical exercises will also be conducted to show examples of where these concepts are most beneficial to drivers.
Vehicle Maintenance:

Concepts covered include daily/weekly/monthly maintenance checks in what to look for and how to spot a problem before it occurs. Students will be shown the methods used by U.S. Automotive Service Excellence certified technicians to check the suspension, engine, brakes, and tyres for potential problems. Additionally, students will learn the proper care of vehicle paint, interior, and glass surfaces in order to make vehicles cleaner and safer. The concepts will also introduce the proper use of tools and which tools should be on-board every vehicle in specific situations. Students will be expected to partake in a vehicle inspection to utilize these concepts in a real world situation.
Vehicle Dynamics:

Students will be introduced to simple vehicle dynamics concepts such as how tyres, suspension, and inertia play a critical factor in the proper driving of a vehicle. In addition, students will be taught the inner workings of a vehicle including brakes, airbags, fuel pumps, suspensions, and engines to grasp a better idea of why the tactics discussed are beneficial. These concepts will then be translated to road racing tactics to illustrate how to improve handling dynamics, balance, and smoothness while driving. A key focus is put on smoothness while driving and how to maintain a constant level of grip and momentum while driving through all conditions. In specific classes, 4*4 overlanding techniques will be covered to assist students in getting the best performance possible out of their vehicle.
Defensive Driving:

A key focal point of our program is an introduction to defensive driving concepts and techniques. Particular focus will be put upon vehicle spacing, taking emotions out of the situation, proper seating position and improving visibility. Advanced discussions will then explain proper driver awareness levels, vehicle inspection, U.S. military bomb search technique, proper gap control and emergency escape tactics if in a hostile position. Drivers will be introduced to route analysis; danger with high value targets as passengers and proper convoy driving. In addition students will be provided visuals and cooperative tasks in an effort to put these concepts to use in a theoretical situation.
Risk vs. Reward:

As a followup to our defensive driving focus, Centurion's driver training places a strong emphasis on the idea of "Risk vs. Reward." Students are introduced to the concept of "risk vs. reward", and how it effects every decision they make while behind the wheel. Students are asked to perform specific scenario analysis of multiple situations and possible positive/negative outcomes from the decisions they make. To relate on a more personal level, students are asked more intimate questions regarding family and loved ones and the decisions they take in specific actions that could possible be life threatening.
First Aid:

Every student will be provided a basic introduction to the Red Cross Society's first-aid training. Our certified instructors will explain what should be in your first-aid kit; how to deal with fractures, accidents, burns, and other minor injuries and the reasoning behind the techniques used. More importantly, it will focus on the driver's responsibilities in the case of an accident and how to stay calm and get his or her passengers to safety in the best manner possible in the shortest amount of time.

A constant theme throughout the course will include a strong emphasis on teamwork. The promotion of open discussion and multiple team activities is evident in numerous course topics. Students will be explained the reasoning and benefits of working as a team (dividing the task, multiplying the results), and be exposed to how checklists are for the benefit of themselves and management. Students must be willing to be open-minded and participate in team-based games and scenarios to be eligible for course diploma. Centurion advises having the fleet manager also participate in the course to help build cooperative relationships with his or her drivers.

The Practical Difference: Centurion's Practical Exercises Provide a Safe Opportunity to Exceed Limits

Why is Practical Training Important?

Centurion Auto J-Turn Technique

Practical driving exercises provide a tangible reality to theories discussed in class. Centurion Auto is a strong believer in providing our students the opportunity to push themselves and their vehicles to and beyond their limits. Held on Centurion's private testing grounds, our practical components come from our C.E.O.'s racing experience background and exemplify the importance of smooth vehicle inputs. Here are some of the common exercises Centurion provides...

emergency braking and lane change (ABS activation)

slalom (visual cue points, steering inputs, driving w/throttle)

accident avoidance (reaction time, smooth inputs, correcting slides)

understeer/oversteer (how to initiate and remedy slides)

manual gearbox exercises (clutch engagement, rev-matching, heel and toe)

cornering (analyzing, apex, smoothness)

handbrake turn and j-turn (emergency escape)

figure 8 (tests all vehicle components)

To ensure both the student's and vehicle's safety while performing these exercises, Centurion Auto demands the following...

1. All practical exercises must be conducted on Centurion's private testing facility which offers over .5 mile of smooth concrete surface, allowing vehicles to reach high speeds without endangering students, spectators, or vehicles.

2. All vehicles must pass Centurion Auto's own vehicle safety inspection before joining exercises

3. Centurion instructor must be in the vehicle at all times

4. Any rules broken by a student results in immediate removal from the course

Centurion Auto Emergency Stop with ABS activation

Centurion Auto Accident Avoidance

About Centurion Auto's Instructors: Carleton Matson & Ye Kyaw Swar

Carleton Matson:

Centurion Auto's Chief Executive Officer Carleton Matson not only oversees the daily operations of Centurion, he is also an active vehicle enthusiast. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S.A., Carleton grew up with a heavy emphasis on cars, as his father was U.S. National Pro Stock Drag Race Champion in 1971 and has operated numerous petrol and automobile repair shops since. For over 20 years, Carleton was always an active participant in the repair service sector and has since opened his own global automobile tuning and modification firm based out of Boston, Automotive Specialist Performance Group. Carleton has had vast experience sports car racing around the world at places including the Nurburgring, Bonneville Salt Flats, Lime Rock Park, Isle of Mann TT circuit and Dunsfold Circuit(Top Gear's test track). Recently Carleton has ventured into over landing, driving a modified Roush Ford Raptor F150 across the U.S.A. and Asia in an attempt to circumvent the globe. Carleton's experience allows him to educate students on the proper techniques with regards to car control and the mechanical reasons as to why these methods work.
Ye Kyaw Swar:

Since 2013, Centurion Auto's Director Ye Kyaw Swar has immersed himself in having a better understanding of vehicle operations, safety policies and driver training under the direction of Carleton. Born in Pyin Oo Lwin, Swar completed his studies in Law at the University of Mandalay before going abroad to Singapore to gain foreign work experience. After founding Centurion Auto Group in 2013, Swar has played a critical role in the development of Centurion Auto's advanced driver training course. Ye Kyaw Swar leads all of Centurion Auto's driver training courses in both English and Myanmar language in a hands-on friendly manner that helps students relax and relate to our advanced concepts. He has also been critical in the testing and voting for "Drive" Magazine's Myanmar Car of the Year. In addition to Centurion's driver training, Ye Kyaw Swar also continues to run the daily operations of Centurion Auto and work closely alongside many International NGOs, embassies and foreign corporations operating in Myanmar.