Virtual reality interactions with autonomous vehicles

Project manager
Carmelo D'agostino
2021-02-01 - 2021-08-31

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.

Short facts

Project title: Virtual reality interactions with autonomous vehicles
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Research area:
Road user behaviour

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

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