Driving simulator: an innovative tool to test new road infrastructures

Driving simulators are high-tech and cost-effective tools that allow performing complex tasks such as designing, testing and studying road design and equipment, e.g., road markings and signs, public lighting, specific traffic lanes. For this, IFSTTAR (The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks) has developed various types of simulators - static and dynamic car driving simulators, dynamic motorcycle riding simulators, a pedestrian crossing simulator - and is working on a bicycle simulator. As for any methodological tool, driving simulators must be handled in appropriate conditions. This article presents the pros and cons of this type of device based on IFSTTAR’s experience of using simulators. The notion of validation of these tools is also tackled.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01534643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:17AM