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 is 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. In this context, VR can allow for the testing of many different types of autonomous behavior in many different types of infrastructure outside the scope of what is feasible to test in the real world.
Virtual reality interactions with autonomous vehicles