SPR-4836: Best Practices for Implementing Driving Simulators in INDOT Driver Training

Driving simulators can provide many benefits, such as safely training drivers for adverse weather and road conditions. However, there is a lack of information about the effectiveness of this type of training and initial equipment cost is expensive. Therefore, the present project provides the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) with best practices in the use of driving simulators in their driver training programs by (a) identifying ideal modules for new INDOT CDL drivers and snowplow drivers, trainees’ perceptions, and performance, and (b) elaborating a business case that explores other agencies experiences and potential to maximize the equipment investments to state constituents.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $654860
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Debs, Luciana

      Chang, Soowon

      Chen, Yunfeng

      Zhang, Jiansong

    • Start Date: 20230701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20251120
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01887170
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4836
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 10 2023 11:49AM