From Me to We: Combining Driving Simulation and Traffic Simulation for Holistic Usability and Safety Research

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Abstract

This demo showcases the integration of a virtual reality (VR) driving simulator with a traffic simulator to enhance usability, improve traffic safety, and optimize traffic flow. By combining these two technologies, an immersive and holistic evaluation platform can be created. The VR driving simulator provides a realistic driving environment that enables users to experience various traffic scenarios, including complex and hazardous situations, in a controlled and safe manner ("me"-perspective). The traffic simulator complements the VR driving simulator by simulating realistic traffic patterns, including vehicle interactions, traffic signals, and road conditions based on statistical models of individualistic driving ("we"-perspective). The integration of these simulators allows for the evaluation of driver performance, decision-making, and reactions within a dynamic and realistic traffic environment. This combined approach offers benefits such as enhanced driver training, assessment of driver behavior, optimization of traffic management strategies, and development of intelligent transportation systems. By leveraging VR technology and traffic simulation, this integrated approach holds significant potential for future mixed traffic challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2023 - Adjunct Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages294-296
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9798400701122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2023
Event15th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2023 - Ingolstadt, Germany
Duration: 18 Sept 202321 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2023
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityIngolstadt
Period18.09.202321.09.2023

Keywords

  • automated driving
  • driving simulation
  • traffic flow
  • traffic safety

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