Application Specific Scenario Evaluation Using Driving Simulator

The project utilizes an in-house 3-axis driving simulator and has been divided into three major components examining various driver related issues. The first examines the change in driving behaviors, capabilities, and reaction time of people who are under the influence of alcohol. Multiple driving scenarios have been created and programmed for the simulator allowing the test subjects to drive through traffic situations they may face in the Las Vegas valley. This provides an opportunity to observe how the chances of crashes and other incidents increase while intoxicated. This function will also be used for conducting local workshops at alcohol serving establishments to increase awareness of issues related to driving while intoxicated. The second component of the project involves developing an elderly driver training and re-training program. The aim of this program is to provide elderly drivers a simulated traffic environment to sharpen their skills and become more aware of their driving abilities. This program will both evaluate their skills and facilitate training for those drivers. The third component of the project involves conducting surveys to gather public opinion about new proposed traffic changes ranging from new laws to new transportation related construction. The test subjects would be able to drive through the city with the new changes included in the simulated scenarios and provide feedback for local and state officials to consider.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Nevada Department of Transportation

    1263 South Stewart Street
    Carson City, NV  United States  89712
  • Project Managers:

    Kachroo, Pushkin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kachroo, Pushkin

  • Start Date: 20101001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467997
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0034, P295-10-803
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:43PM