If you feel like taking a Virtual Drive Through the Future of Transportation, then head for the US Department of Transportation booth #1201. The organisation is working with the researchers at the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa to develop short driving simulator scenarios demonstrating a variety of vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-pedestrian, and vehicle-to-vehicle applications.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to drive the miniSim portable driving simulator in either a rural or urban setting. Each five-minute drive will present several different applications. Delegates will also be invited to participate in future research studies by allowing their driving performance to be recorded for future analyses of warning and alert effectiveness.
Along with the driving simulation, an interactive kiosk will be available to view animations of additional application concepts. The applications include curve speed warnings, re-routing advice, and green wave signal phase and timing in an urban corridor. The miniSim uses the same simulator scenario software as the NADS-1 full motion simulator located in Iowa City, IA which is the largest driving simulator in the world available for public use.