DEMAND RISING IN CHINA FOR VR DRIVER’S ED

Using a real German car modified with virtual reality and projection technology, Chinese driving schools are training people to drive before leaving a building. Developed by KIT and Chinese partners using DriveSim technology, the driving simulator displays real-time interaction as drivers feel what it’s like to drive on the road. For instance, when the driver moves the steering wheel and presses the pedal or changes the gear, the pressurized air system and force feedback technology makes the driver feel road bumps or accelerations. Professor Jivka Ovtcharova, Head of the KIT Institute for Information Management in Engineering, explains, “The learner drivers make their test drives in a virtual world that is based entirely on data of geoinformation systems.”

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-virtual-instructor-close-to-reality-simulator.amp

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *