Driving Simulator Development with Two Degrees of Freedom Motion for Driver Behavior Study

M. F. Mohd Siam, N. Borhan and A. Sukardi

Abstract: This paper discusses about the development of a driving simulator with 2 Degree of Freedom (DOF) motion platform as a data collection tool for driver behavior research. The simulator was installed with motion platform, steering wheel, pedals, transmission, screens, computer, simulation software and sound system to record the driving behaviors in simulated traffic environment. Data containing information such as participants’ response time, vehicle speed, acceleration, braking, turn signals use and vehicle positioning were collected. This paper also discusses the benefits of driving simulator development for driver behavior research while addressing its challenge and limitation for future improvement. The paper concludes that the driving simulator development can contribute significantly to road safety research specifically in driver behavior study.

Keywords: Driving simulator, motion platform, driver behavior, road safety

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