To account for the requirements in urban traffic, the Chair of Ergonomics built a new mobile driving simulator in addition to the static driving simulator. This simulator has a horizontal field of view of approx. 180°. Five 55-inch monitors display the driving simulation scenery (software: SILAB) in an ultra HD resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels). Steering wheel and pedals are purchased parts from SensoDrive, which are installed on an aluminum frame. The simulator is mobile which allows a relocation to perform research on different sites or for presenting results in public places, on fairs or scientific events.
The simulator can be extended by eye- or motion tracking systems (e.g., FaceLab, Dikablis, Vicon, Kinect) to answer research questions in that field. Additionally, the simulator can be linked to the institute’s pedestrian simulator to investigate urban interaction situations.
In 2016, a motion platform from DBOX was installed to induce pitch and roll motions. This enables the Chair of Ergonomics to address future research questions regarding driver assistance and automated driving.