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Eliminate the “Sunk Cost” Mindset in Driving Simulation Research

Published on February 19, 2019

Driving simulation research is hobbled by a “sunk cost” mindset. Owing to the slow revision cycle and tedious debugging process, teams can become locked into a specific avenue of research. As they test and tweak their sim, they may stumble upon a promising new direction–but the idea of changing horses midstream is just too grueling … Continued

Aggressive and Distracted Driving Research: Slow Studies Cost Lives

Published on February 5, 2019

Aggressive and distracted driving will kill 36,000 American deaths this year–equivalent to 86 fully loaded passenger jets crashing into the ocean. Each year, aggressive and distracted driving together account for roughly 90 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities. Aggressive driving is responsible for 66 percent of these deaths, while distracted driving can be credited with … Continued

Stop Driving Yourself Crazy! GUI Driving Simulation Software for a New Generation of Researchers

Published on January 24, 2019

Driving simulation studies can drive you crazy. They have notoriously slow development cycles–even small tweaks or revisions can prove brutal to execute. In many cases, more than nine months elapse between approval of the study and the driving simulation being ready for its first group of subjects. Why? Because most modern driving simulation software has … Continued

UConn Sim lab dedicated to safer driving

Published on July 27, 2018

STORRS — A new simulation lab in an engineering building at UConn is a full-sized mocked up simulator that immerses drivers courtesy of a modified Ford Fusion. The lab is the UConn Engineering Department’s new endeavor to help drivers down the road, literally. According to Eric Jackson, the director of the transportation safety research center at UConn, … Continued

UConn To Study Self-Driving Cars With New Realtime Technologies Simulator

Published on July 23, 2018

UConn To Study Self-Driving Cars With New Realtime Technologies Simulator
A Michigan technology company rebuilt the 2014 midsize sedan into a full-scale driving simulator for UConn, one of just a few schools in the country to have one. “We’re able to really trying to push the limits and boundaries of existing technology purely through simulation to allow people to experience what the future of driving … Continued

New UConn Driving Simulator Provides Data, Learnings for Transportation Industry

Published on July 10, 2018

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering Hidden in a tucked-away side room in the Longley Building is a dark and cold space housing a full-sized 2014 Ford Fusion. Surrounding the car are six screens projecting a cityscape, not unlike the downtowns of the 169 towns and cities spread across Connecticut. While the car … Continued

Mich. universities push ahead on autonomous vehicles

Published on October 23, 2017

Mich. universities push ahead on autonomous vehicles
Lawrence Tech’s vehicle is known as ACTor, or Autonomous Campus Transport/Taxi, and is expected to be functioning on campus by August. It is planned to be a level-three autonomous vehicle, meaning hands can be taken off the wheel and eyes off the road. See full article here

How TTC uses training simulator to train safer operators.

Published on October 6, 2017

How TTC uses training simulator to train safer operators.
‘Any training moment we can dream up’ “Here we can create any training moment that we can dream up,” Lionel Jordan explained, “like training somebody in August how to operate in a snowstorm.” Read the full article on CBC here 

Mind Wandering is Common During Driving

Published on September 7, 2017

Mind Wandering is Common During Driving
Researchers in the United States have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. When prompted at random during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70% of the time. Using electrophysiological measurements, the researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering. Read more at EurekaAlert  

Realtime Technologies is proud to contribute to LTU researching autonomous taxi

Published on August 19, 2017

Lawrence Technological University has begun the research and development of an autonomous campus taxi thanks to donations from several corporate partners. Hyundai MOBIS, the parts and service division of the Korean automaker, donated $15,000 for the purchase of a Polaris GEM e2 two-seat electric vehicle. Dataspeed Inc., a Rochester Hills engineering firm specializing in mobile … Continued