Virtual Reality Vehicle Simulator Phase 1

The goal of this project is to provide a single integrated hardware/software platform capable of training operators of all terrain vehicles (ATVs), bicycles, and snowmobiles to use their vehicles safely. The research team will do this by using modern virtual reality (VR) technology to put people “in the driver’s seat” virtually, so they can safely experience accidents like skids and rollovers, and see a slow-motion replay to understand and visualize the physical cause of each accident, and the effect on a driver with or without a helmet, with the aim of preventing that kind of accident.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $111904
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Alaska University Transportation Center

      University of Alaska, Fairbanks
      P.O. Box 755900
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5900
    • Start Date: 20190916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01723934
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 27 2019 6:36PM