Coupled simulator for research on the interaction between pedestrians and (automated) vehicles

Pavlo Bazilinskyy, Lars Kooijman, Dimitra Dodou, Joost De Winter

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Driving simulators are regarded as valuable tools for human factors research on automated driving and traffic safety. However, simulators that enable the study of human-human interactions are rare. In this study, we present an open-source coupled simulator developed in Unity. The simulator supports input from head-mounted displays, motion suits, and game controllers. It facilitates research on interactions between pedestrians and humans inside manual and automated vehicles. We present results of a demo experiment on the interaction between a passenger in an automated car equipped with an external human-machine interface, a driver of a manual car, and a pedestrian. We conclude that the newly developed open-source coupled simulator is a promising tool for future human factors research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Driving Simulation Conference Europe 2020
EditorsAndras Kemeny, Jean-Rémy Chardonnet, Florent Colombet
PublisherDriving Simulation Association (DSA)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9782957377701
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventDriving Simulation Conference Europe 2020 - Juan-les-Pins, France
Duration: 9 Sept 202011 Sept 2020
Conference number: 19th


ConferenceDriving Simulation Conference Europe 2020
Abbreviated titleDSC 2020
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