Tuning the Federal Highway Administration’s Driving Simulator Motion Base

The Highway Driving Simulator (HDS) was recently upgraded to a six-degrees-of-freedom motion-base system. The objective of the upgrade was to enhance the realism of the simulator. A motion-base-tuning process ensured that the new motion-base system enhanced the realism of the simulator. This report describes the tuning of the motion base and adjusting of the simulator system functions in the HDS’s six-degrees-of-freedom motion-base system. The tuned configuration, in conjunction with the other systems, produces an immersive and realistic driving simulation that will support human factors evaluations for highway design.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-16-067
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-13-C-00001
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2018 10:27AM