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Developing an Unreal Engine 4-Based Vehicle Driving Simulator Applicable in Driver Behavior Analysis—A Technical Perspective

Department of Control and Instrumentation, Brno University of Technology, 61600 Brno, Czech Republic
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Academic Editors: Tom Brijs and Martin Lavallière
Received: 11 January 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 19 March 2021 / Published: 1 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Driving Simulator)
Vehicle safety remains a topic of major interest, and diverse assistance systems are implemented that focus primarily on analyzing the immediate vicinity of the car and the driver’s control inputs. In this paper, by contrast, we emphasize understanding the driver’s control performance via obtaining valuable data and relevant characteristics. To acquire the data, we employed an in-house-designed, laboratory-built vehicle driving simulator. This simulator exploits the Unreal Engine 4 framework to deliver a high level of realism. The fact that the actual designing and associated processes were materialized through our own efforts has brought advantages such as simplified data acquisition, possibility of creating custom scenarios, and modification of the virtual elements according to our specific needs. We also developed an application to analyze the measured data from the perspective of control theory, establishing a set of parameters that provided the basis for an early version of a driver performance index indicator. View Full-Text
Keywords: vehicle driving simulator; driver analysis; driver performance; Unreal Engine 4; man-machine systems vehicle driving simulator; driver analysis; driver performance; Unreal Engine 4; man-machine systems
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Michalík, D.; Jirgl, M.; Arm, J.; Fiedler, P. Developing an Unreal Engine 4-Based Vehicle Driving Simulator Applicable in Driver Behavior Analysis—A Technical Perspective. Safety 2021, 7, 25. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020025

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Michalík D, Jirgl M, Arm J, Fiedler P. Developing an Unreal Engine 4-Based Vehicle Driving Simulator Applicable in Driver Behavior Analysis—A Technical Perspective. Safety. 2021; 7(2):25. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020025

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Michalík, David, Miroslav Jirgl, Jakub Arm, and Petr Fiedler. 2021. "Developing an Unreal Engine 4-Based Vehicle Driving Simulator Applicable in Driver Behavior Analysis—A Technical Perspective" Safety 7, no. 2: 25. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/safety7020025

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