AstaZeroSim - Simulation of AstaZero
Purpose and goal
The project will highlight a number of important research questions that can be categorized into one of two groups. Where one group of questions will address the problem of quantifying the usefulness of virtual methods and environments aimed at being used as a training platform. And the other category of questions will tackle the problems of objectively evaluating driving education, or any educational activity.
Results and expected effects
The lessons learned in the project is small step toward a scientifically based consensus on how a national coordinated education for emergency drivers can be designed that produces the best capability to meet the Zero Vision. Almost all produced results within the project, like advances in driver evaluation, extensions of the physical environment AstaZero into the virtual world and the simulator platform has been coupled with the rise of new research questions and avenues of inquiry that will if investigated significantly contribute to the improvement of overall the traffic safety.
Approach and implementation
The general outline of the project progression was that the main part of preparation, development and planning was done during 2014. Then we had a small batch (eight test subjects) of tests done in November 2014 that can be considered as a rehearsal, where we verified all developed methods, and identified what needed to be tweaked, before the big test batch (32 test subjects) in the end of March 2015. This makes a total of 40 test subjects that constitutes the source for the gathered data to be evaluated with the purpose of answer the research question posed in the project.