Final Report - Virtual reality interactions with autonomous vehicles

Re-SAFE focuses on using virtual reality (VR) to study interactions with connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) from the perspective of a vulnerable road user (VRUs). The project is based in the newly established virtual reality hub on Traffic Safety at LTH and aims to explore how a VR environment can be used to study interactions between CAVs and VRUs.
The Re-SAFE's main aim was to investigate how different infrastructure designs and/or CAV behavior affect the safety perceptions of vulnerable road users. The expected further outcomes of the pre-study are to set up relevant research questions to be investigated with the use of Virtual Reality in the field of traffic safety involving CAVs.
The project consisted of three main parts: (I) a workshop in which previous experiences with CAVs and/or VR were discussed among the project partners. The workshop also included a discussion on potential future ideas for project and applications in which all partners presented some of their ideas. (II) Follow-up meetings with the partners with the explicit aim to explore the potential for writing an application based on the project ideas from the workshop and (III) the writing of two applications that have been submitted to FFI – Vinnova.


Carmelo D'agostino
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