The Development of a High Fidelity 3D Visual Interactive Simulation Environment to Enable Highly Realistic Driver Research Based on a Newly Developed and Unique Multi-Degree Drive Simulator

This paper describes the development of a unique Driving Simulator (DS) system to be used in a range of highly detailed and complex driver and traffic safety research projects. The 3D Visual Interactive Simulation (3DVIS) software which forms the basis of the DS simulation technology is the award winning Japanese product ‘UC-win/Road’. Researchers will use this 3DVIS technology along with a specially designed and constructed DS hardware system to provide the virtual driver with a totally immersive and realistic driving experience, via a motion platform composed of an X table, a 6 degrees of freedom hexapod, a Y table and vibration system, plus a 360° field of view screen and 3D simulation software that can accurately reproduce every possible vehicle, road and environmental condition. The result is a totally realistic and unique driving experience that was previously not possible. In addition, the DS system will have data collection capabilities that will enable the monitoring of human behaviour characteristics under a wide variety of traffic situations, emergencies and other potential driver distractions, with the overall objective of the project being the improvement of road safety in its widest sense.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Ito, Yuji
    • Pencreach, Yoann
    • Matsuda, Katsumi
    • Hafferty, Brendan
    • Shibata, Kota
    • Hafferty, Patrick
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  • Publication Date: 2011


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 18th ITS World Congress, Orlando, 2011. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01449904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2012 9:14AM