BERKELEY ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION LABORATORY: A TOOL FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (ABRIDGEMENT)

This laboratory was designed to improve the general quality of environmental simulation and to carry out basic research on the issues of public communication facing the environmental and planning professions. The laboratory uses a dynamic environmental simulator that enables one to visually walk or drive through small 3-dimensional scale models of urban and natural environments. A remote-controlled television camera that is equipped with tiny viewing attachments moves through scale models of the environment and continuously projects eye-level views on closed circuit television screens. Trips through miniture environments can be displayed live to a large audience. Color films and videotape can also be made for comparative feedback, permanent records, and later presentation. The laboratory has model and film-making facilities. Five potential uses of the simulator are described. The development of realistic simulations, and the environmental qualities that could be simulated are discussed, and comments are made on truth and deception in simulation.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 31-34
  • Monograph Title: Social and economic factors in transportation planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025966
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM