The paper begins with a brief presentation of operating characteristics and design of driving simulators together with some possible future utilisation in the training sector. A discussion on how simulators could be used to overcome the limitations of the present driver training systems reaches the following conclusions: (1) traffic situations can be manipulated in driving simulators; (2) a bridge between the classroom and situations one could meet in real traffic could be thrown; (3) students could be faced with rare and dangerous situations in a planned manner; and (4) a driving simulator could enable methodical repetitions of more complex actions. Following this the paper ends with putting forward some requirements making a distinction between technical and didactic requirements on the driving simulators to be used for driver training. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD E201756.


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-21
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7A:3

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  • Accession Number: 00764158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM