Validation of Virtual Reality Headsets for Risk Awareness and Perception Training using Virtual Reality

The potential of the virtual reality (VR) platform will be investigated, by executing the scenarios from the (Pradhan et al, 2005) and compare the VR drivers’ hazard anticipation behavior to the hazard anticipation behavior of another set of drivers who participated on the RTI Simulator. This will give a broader perspective of whether VR is viable platform for driving simulation studies. The study will be focusing on 3 critical issues: (1) Comparing the difference in the proportion of latent hazards detected by older drivers versus younger drivers on the VR driving simulator to the difference in the proportion of latent hazards detected by older drivers vs younger drivers on the RTI driving simulator. (2) Comparing performance of younger drivers on the VR platform to their counterparts on the RTI simulator. (3) Comparing performance of older drivers on the VR platform to their counterparts on the RTI simulator.

Project

  • Status: Inactive
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747131

  • 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 Massachusetts Transportation Center

    University of Massachusetts
    Amherst, MA  United States  01003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fitzpatrick, Cole

  • Start Date: 20180601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664793
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety Research Using Simulation University Transportation Center (SaferSim)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 10:06AM