Virtual prototyping and assessment by simulation - VIP
|Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 15 000 000
|January 2008 - September 2011
Purpose and goal
The Institute Excellence Centre ViP will develop real-time simulation and assessment methodologies making driving simulators time and cost effective tools for development and design, especially HMI, in the vehicle industry and infrastructure area. Swedish competence concerning transport-related real-time simulation with HMI-focus will be unified and elaborated forming a common and sustainable competence base positioning the ViP-environment in the international front edge. Facilitating human-in-the-loop simulations and promoting use of driving simulators at all levels will strengthen Sweden´s competitiveness.
Expected results and effects
- Increased interaction and knowledge exchange between national actors. - Strategic co-ordination and exchange of methods and tools for improved compatibility. - Increased knowledge about human-technology-interaction, vehicle simulation and assessment methodology. - Improved safety and efficiency of system components in transport by simulator-based human-centred design. - Reduced costs and lead times for simulator applications. - Opportunities for retaining vehicle research and development in Sweden.
Planned approach and implementation
Research and development activities in ViP belong to two main themes, HMI applications and development of evaluation methodology, and co-ordination and development of real-time simulation framework and tools. Methodology projects constitute the hub of the Centre activities, while the bulk of activities are performed in applied projects. The continuing elaboration of methods and tools in methodology projects takes advantage of results and experiences gained in applied projects. The methodological improvements are then utilized in coming applied projects.