Utah Traffic Lab Driving Simulator: User Manual and Flex Lanes Scenario Development

This report describes the University of Utah Traffic Lab (UTL) driving simulator, and a scenario development for Flex Lanes driving simulation. The first part describes the driving simulator in details. At the time of installation, the UTL driving simulator was unique and the first to join microsimulation with driving simulation. This type of integration offers major possibilities beyond those of a “classic” driving simulator. The second part is dedicated to the development of the Flex Lanes scenario. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will implement the first Flex Lanes (reversible lanes) project on 5400 S in the City of Taylorsville, Utah, in summer of 2012. The UTL, in cooperation with the AAI Corporation, has developed a real-world driving simulation scenario of the Flex Lanes corridor. The UTL is planning to use this driving simulation to assess the drivers’ performance and compliance with the posted signalization.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation, University Transportation Center program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Martin, Peter T
    • Zlatkovic, Milan
    • Tasic, Ivana
  • Publication Date: 2012-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01444829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 12-247
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2012 1:33PM