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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

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

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
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