A Realistic Driving Simulator Based on Parallel Computing

Most of the highly realistic simulators, such as the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at The University of Iowa, are multi-million dollar devices and are unavailable to most people. These devices are primarily used for research purposes and are not for training the general public. Consequently, most of the cost-effective driving simulators that exist for public use produce a very crude approximation of reality and do not provide an accurate simulation for training or evaluation due to limitation in hardware and software. The goal of this project is the design and development of a prototype parallel driving simulator that will present a cost-effective, yet highly realistic simulator for training and evaluation of drivers and will assist in the evaluation of new highway designs and safety infrastructure.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Agah, Arvin

    • Start Date: 20061000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16723

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460038
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM