Jon Wetherall of CGA Simulation looks on as the VR Drive is tested
is using the ITS World Congress to showcase its VR Drive solution which it says allows users to develop road hazard recognition skills.
According to CGA Simulation, VR Drive explores the links between risk-taking behaviour and accident causation in a virtual reality world.
Max Zadow, managing director of partner company Future Coders, says the system is being used by UK emergency services to teach young people about driving hazards in virtual reality.
“The solution includes a driving wheel, laptop and headset, which means it can be easily taken into schools,” Zadow adds. CGA Simulation is also exhibiting a simulated copy of a city road network. Called Ahead, the ‘digital twin’ is used to teach autonomous vehicles how to drive.
“We wanted something that would be a 3D city with autonomous agents, little chunks of algorithms which drive around the city. We have taken real traffic data to make sure they are realistic,” Zadow concludes.
CGA Simulation has also created a digitally simulated copy of Kensington, a UK neighbourhood in Liverpool, to plan for the deployment of 5G networking platform for the city’s 5G Health and Social Care Testbed. Margot James, minister for digital and the creative industries, says the Liverpool testbed is exploring how 5G can transform health and social care.
"We’re also funding other ground-breaking testbeds across the UK to ensure the economy and wider society are fit for a 5G future,” James adds.