Projects We contribute software to projects in which tailor-made simulators are developed to match the specific requirements of customers. This involves the following aspects: Traffic models Data communication Scenarios Graphical User Interfaces Realtime driver performance analysis and feedback Database design and development Controle center applications for multiple simulator controle Here a a few examples of tailor-made projects we have been involved in. User Interfaces (GUI) Examples of graphical user interfaces for the control of one or more driving simulators simultaneuously and realtime visualization of driver data: ANWB Driver training simulator For the Dutch ANWB automobile association a driving simulator has been developed that is integrated in the driver training curriculum of their driver schools. All aspects of driver training are handled by the simulators, ranging from learning how to start the car to driving on a highway in high traffic density. Instruction and feedback is carried out autonomously by the system relieving the instructor so he or she can monitor up to four simulators simultaneously. This strongly contributes to the high cost-effectivenes of these devices. ST Software provided most of the simulation software: It delivered the traffic simulation and scenario control software and has developed the script modules for the driving lessons and driver performance monitoring. ST Software also designed the road infrastructure in the logical and graphical databases. Mirage-3D extended the graphical databases with culture elements (houses, trees and road environment) and created the graphical vehicle models. TNO participated with research and validation studies. SimuTech delivered the driver vehicle mockups and interfacing hardware for the cabin actuators. Some figures: - Three large graphical databases have been build: a highway database with a roadlength of 108 km, a database of a builtup area (city driving) with 48 km roads, and a database with a rural landscape with a total roadlength of 47 km. - A total of 19 driving lessons, each 20 minutes of continuous driving have been made. The contents vary from procedural training of all aspects of vehicle control, like gear switching, steering, starting to viewing strategies to driving on all relevant types of roads: complex multiple intersections, mini- and large roundabouts, various types of entries and exits on highways and so on. A total of about 500 instructive scenarios have been developed for this project. - The driver performance monitoring and feedback system detects over 200 different types of driver errors in a total of 20 different categories or driver tasks. Verbal feedback (with human voice recordings) is presented to the trainee during the lessons if an error is committed. All instructions are also presented verbally by the system. During the lessons errors and verbal feedback are presented to the instructors through graphical user interfaces. After each lesson a summary report for the student is printed by the system.
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