Investigate the effects of V2X technologies for automated vehicles using virtual simulation and driving simulator experiments

The proposed project aims to conduct virtual simulation experiments based on crash report analysis and the results from previous driving simulator experiments. In 2019, the University of Central Florida (UCF) team conducted a driving simulator experiment for the project entitled “Assessing the Effectiveness of Connected Vehicle Technologies based on Driving Simulator Experiments,” which was funded by SAFER-SIM. In some of the scenarios, a pedestrian suddenly darted out behind a parked vehicle. In this situation, since the pedestrian is occluded by the parked vehicles, drivers may not be able conduct avoidance maneuvers in time to avoid crashes. In this project, critical roadway infrastructure designs or situations for vulnerable road users’ related crashes will be identified through reviewing crash reports’ narratives. Selected scenarios will be evaluated in virtual simulation platform in order to investigate the safety conditions under automated vehicle environment. The effectiveness of automated vehicle technologies will be evaluated by the virtual simulation.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    National Advanced Driving Simulator, 2401 Oakdale Blvd
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    Department of Civil, Environmental & Contruction Engineering
    1280 Pegasus Drive, 442B Engineering II
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wu, Yina

    Abdel-Aty, Mohamed

  • Start Date: 20200801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738847
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 7 2020 7:54AM