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Abdelgawad, Kareem;Gausemeier, Jürgen;Stöcklein, Jörg;Grafe, Michael;Berssenbrügge, Jan;Dumitrescu, Roman:

A Platform with Multiple Head-Mounted Displays for Advanced Training in Modern Driving Schools.

In: Designs ‒ International Journal of Engineering Designs, volume 1 , pp. 8.1-8.14, Basel, Switzerland, Oct 2017, MDPI AG


Automotive manufacturers and suppliers develop new vehicle systems, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), to increase traffic safety and driving comfort. ADAS are technologies that provide drivers with essential information or take over demanding driving tasks. More complex and intelligent vehicle systems are developed towards fully autonomous driving. Apart from the technical development challenges, training of drivers with these complex vehicle systems is an important concern for the automotive manufacturers. This paper highlights the new evolving requirements concerning the training of drivers with future complex vehicle systems. In accordance with these requirements, a new training concept is introduced and a prototypical implementation of a training platform is presented for the utilization in modern driving schools. The developed training platform has a scalable and modular architecture, so that more than one driving simulator can be networked to a common driving instructor unit. The participating driving simulators provide fully immersive visualization to the drivers by utilizing head-mounted displays instead of conventional display screens and projectors. The driving instructor unit consists of a computer with a developed software tool for training session control, monitoring, and evaluation. Moreover, the driving instructor can use a head-mounted display to participate interactively within the same virtual environment of a selected driver. A simulation model for an autonomous driving system was implemented and integrated in the participating driving simulators. Using this simulation model, training sessions were conducted with the help of a group of test drivers and professional driving instructors to prove the validity of the developed concept and show the usability of the implemented training platform.


author = {Abdelgawad, Kareem and Gausemeier, J{\"u}rgen and St{\"o}cklein, J{\"o}rg and Grafe, Michael and Berssenbr{\"u}gge, Jan and Dumitrescu, Roman},
title = {A Platform with Multiple Head-Mounted Displays for Advanced Training in Modern Driving Schools},
booktitle = {Designs ‒ International Journal of Engineering Designs},
volume = {1},
pages = {8.1-8.14},
address = {Basel, Switzerland},
publisher = {MDPI AG},
month = oct,
year = {2017},

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