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Automotive Simulation Models for Human Factors Research and ADAS

Published on November 1, 2019

Automotive Simulation Models for Human Factors Research and ADAS
  On a single day in mid-July major headlines painted seemingly mutually exclusive pictures of the state of autonomous vehicles. Tesla announced plans to launch “full self-driving” features on its existing fleet of 100,000+ vehicles. This would allow “automatic driving on city streets” within the year.  That same day, long-established automakers (including Ford and VW) … Continued

Simulator Technology and Autonomous Vehicle Development

Published on October 10, 2019

Simulator Technology and Autonomous Vehicle Development
  The discussion around autonomous vehicles (AVs) is chronically fixated on two areas of technology: Sensors and AI algorithms Even when simulator technology enters the conversation, we tend to focus on advances in using simulation to train AIs. Tesla claims that their edge in developing autonomous vehicle AIs—and rolling out “Automatic driving on city streets” … Continued

Driver Research: Addressing Autonomous Driving System Over-reliance

Published on September 24, 2019

Driver Research: Addressing Autonomous Driving System Over-reliance
  As we’ve noted in the past over-reliance on automated driving systems (ADS) and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) is a big hurdle to broad acceptance of autonomous vehicles. Fortunately, recent driver research hints at some truly tiny tweaks we could make to driver training programs that would help laypeople right-size their reliance on the ADS/ADAS … Continued

Human Factors Research: “Trust Issues” with Autonomous Vehicles

Published on September 4, 2019

Human Factors Research: “Trust Issues” with Autonomous Vehicles
  When it comes to autonomous vehicles, we have trust issues. On the one hand, adoption will be slow (or non-existent) until we develop a certain baseline level of trust in these systems. On the other hand, human factors research has shown that laypeople often vastly over-rely on autonomous systems.  Human Factors Research Highlights the … Continued

New simulator puts people in a full-size car to understand their driving behavior

Published on July 18, 2019

New simulator puts people in a full-size car to understand their driving behavior
When you take a seat in the 2013 Ford Fusion sitting in Srinivas Peeta’s new lab, you enter a virtual world where researchers can throw anything at you: snow and ice, detours, traffic snarls. All you have to do is drive, and along the way researchers are going to watch every turn, every acceleration, every … Continued

How Will Human and Machine Share the Road? Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Research with SimCreator DX and SimDriver

Published on March 5, 2019

Elon Musk and Bird scooters might grab the headlines, but the place that we’re truly breaking new ground in human mobility is with ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) and autonomous/semi-autonomous vehicles. Realtime Technologies has decades of experience with human-in-the-loop simulation and modeling. This forms the foundation of the ADAS simulation software module for their new SimCreator … Continued

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
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