Driving Simulator Laboratory: Traveler Behavior Modeling and Interactive Experiments to Address Mobility and Safety Needs

The Purdue Driving Simulator Laboratory (DSL) will be a quasi-living laboratory for mobility and safety research, interactive learning, and outreach. The DSL will develop behavioral and operational models and assess impacts to address current and emerging needs of the U.S. Department of Transportation, state and local departments of transportation, and private sector firms in the information and locational services domains. It seeks to address fundamental questions related to the costs-benefits of infrastructure investment in advanced traveler information based management systems, the explicit quantification of the psychological impacts of information provision, traveler behavior to develop effective operational road-space management strategies, evacuee behavior under large-scale disasters, and the holistic understanding of real-time information provision and dissemination mechanisms from the mobility and safety perspectives. The ability to quantify physical and psychological benefits of real-time information has several dimensions of significant impact for practitioners and researchers. The proposed experiments will enable development of realistic behavior models and understanding of the benefits and safety implications associated with information provision and road space management strategies.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $500000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:


      Purdue University
      3000 Kent Avenue
      Lafayette, IN  United States  47906-1075
    • Principal Investigators:

      Peeta, Srinivas

    • Start Date: 20130101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34101

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480060
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: NEXTRANS
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC05
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 29 2013 1:00AM