SimDriver is an autonomous vehicle control solution that allows for the evaluation of human interaction with
automated vehicles in both city and freeway driving
enhances the understanding of this relationship
which will be key to ensuring safe autonomous
main concern surrounding the use of autonomous
vehicles is that it leads to disengaged and
unfocused drivers who are unprepared to take control
of the vehicle when necessary.
is designed to help you create scenarios that test a
driver's ability to take manual control of an autonomous
vehicle at a moment's notice.
Simulations run through SimDriver can offer data
that shows why drivers become distracted and provide
insight into how to
smoothly re-engage the task of driving.
SimDriver's ability to run code through a simulator is a
considerably more cost effective and safer alternative
than an expensive prototype and provides for more timely evaluations of the algorithms
used. SimDriver has been implemented
parameters and algorithms using their existing skill
set with the SimVista scenario system.
When the simulation runs, the SimDriver code is loaded, but
the vehicle is typically still under manual control.
The autonomous driving mode becomes engaged
through the cruise control button on the steering
wheel or another button of your choice.
You can disengage the autonomous mode at any
time during the simulation and regain control of the
steering wheel and accelerator/brake pedal.
Once autonomous mode is engaged, the vehicle is controlled
controlled by the SimVista scenario system as part
of a complete automated scenario. SimDriver will
keep the vehicle on the road and maintain a
specified headway distance or desired velocity.
More specifically, once engaged, autonomous
the car down the center of the current lane.
the lateral position of the car so that the car
remains within the lane’s boundaries.
the speed of the car up to the user-defined speed
limit (if set) or the road’s maximum legal speed
a configurable headway between the car and the
a configurable distance from stationary vehicles and
in the current lane at all times, traversing through
controlled or uncontrolled intersections as
the current lane comes to an end, SimDriver will
attempt to merge onto a new lane.