Realtime Technologies
Research Simulation For Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Simulation Research

Distracted driving injures or kills 1,000 Americans every day. Each day 660,000 drivers use their cell phones while driving resulting in more than 400,000 deaths and injuries each year. Realtime Technologies is pleased to support distracted driving research with a line of mid- to high-fidelity simulators for cost-conscious researchers, and to work with those researchers to fine-tune their simulator for their work.

Simulator Solutions Optimized for Distracted Driving Studies

Realtime Technologies Driver Distraction Simulator is an integrated hardware/software solution.  It arrives ready-to-run, pre-loaded with scenarios based on the Driver Distraction Guidelines provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The hardware system is built into a fully instrumented open cockpit vehicle cab with visual cues provided by three 42” high-definition monitors (each supported by its own CPU/GPU with 60 Hz update rate), providing a 150-degree forward field of view.

All of the software elements of your simulator are controlled through SimCreator—our real-time simulation and modeling system.  This is the same core system used in our high-end research and training simulators. The software models have been validated and are used by vehicle manufacturers and researchers around the world.

Your Driver Distraction Simulator is optimized for easy experiment modification, iteration, and shared facilities: Configuration and reconfiguration, experimental control, results collection, and coordination of all of the elements and dynamics of your simulation are managed through the graphical Operator’s Experimental Interface on the included laptop-based operator workstation.

The Driver Distraction Simulator ships pre-loaded with stand-alone databases for freeway, city, and rural driving (complete with an ambient traffic model) and driver distraction scenarios based on NHTSA guidelines. It can also include customized simulation scenarios designed by the Realtime Technologies team to fit your specifications.

Distracted Driving Simulation Research Feature

Modules that work with the Driving Distraction Simulator

The Driver Distraction Simulator can be delivered with stand-alone databases complete with an ambient traffic model or with customized simulation scenarios. Stand-alone databases exist for freeway, city, and rural driving.

SimVista can be used to craft custom simulation scenes and scenarios, either from scratch, or starting from included templates. Any scenario can be modified at any time to run under a variety of visibility and weather conditions–day, night, dusk, fog, rain, snow, and combinations of these, with varying weather intensity–with variable traffic volume and behavior.

SimVehicle allows researchers to customize the vehicles themselves, with full access to all vehicle dynamics.

SimCreator’s modular, scalable software makes it easy to interface other applications into the simulator for testing and development tasks, and to build on your original simulator design as your research expands or changes direction.


Distracted Driving Simulation Customer-for-Life

We invest time in understanding your research needs and policies up front, then work closely with your team to develop and deliver the appropriate distracted driving research solution.  We’ll help you find the best way to integrate this custom solution into your procedures, and support you in maintaining and evolving this solution as your work inevitably changes over time.

We don’t just sell equipment; we partner with researchers and institutions to develop the ideal tools for your distracted driving research.


Related Simulator: Driver Distraction Simulator

Realtime Technologies’ (RTI) Driver Distraction Simulator brings the performance of mid- to high-fidelity simulators to cost-conscious consumers with implemented scenarios that allow simulator-based evaluations of new driver interfaces based on the Driver Distraction Guidelines provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Using RTI’s flagship SimCreator® product, complex validated simulation models are scaled and targeted to run on distributed and multiprocessor systems. Now, all the features traditionally reserved for expensive, high-end simulators are within reach to those with a more modest budget.

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The realism you feel from driving in the simulator is not only from the visual systems but also from the feedback that you get from the steering wheel. The vehicle dynamics are modeled very accurately. It really does feel like it is state-of-the-art technology.

Jason Rogers, University of Florida, Computer Applications Coordinator

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