Knowledge Transfer Project
Pedestrian and Vehicle Traffic Interactions in a Driving Simulation Environment
Simulation systems incorporating virtual crowds have become quite realistic. Recent advances in local methods have significantly improved the way in which virtual characters behave and interact within a virtual crowd. However, the majority of the existing studies fail to take into account that in real life, pedestrians also interact with, for example, cars and bicycles. Moreover, these cars and bicycles also interact with each other. Such interactions are crucial to various important applications. In this project, Utrecht University and Green Dino will study these interactions in a driving simulator developed by the latter. In such an environment, an additional difficulty is that the interacting entities should obey several traffic rules. The goal of the project is to develop an effective model for pedestrian-vehicle interactions enhancing the sense of immersion in the dynamic virtual world of a driving simulator, and advance the state of the art in simulating the interaction of pedestrians with their environment.
Universiteit Utrecht and Green Dino
Roland Geraerts and Frank van der Stappen (Universiteit Utrecht