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. This includes scenarios that involve texting and other cell phone usage behavior as primary sources of distraction that may lead to an increased likelihood of a crash. Whether your research objectives involve improving safety for young drivers or collecting data on the dangers of driving while distracted, Realtime’s ability to measure the impact of cell phone use on driving performance can become a core component of your project.