Special Issue "Driving Simulator"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2020).
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Safety with an emphasis on Driving Simulators.
The contribution of driving simulators to evaluation, education, and training in driving has been discussed for many years. There are several advantages to using a driving simulator, as it allows users to perform specific maneuvers more repeatedly and promptly due to programming that enables the repetition of a driving event that would rarely occur or is too sparse physically. Driving situations’ difficulty and complexity can also be increased gradually to expose drivers to challenges more progressively. Moreover, the simulation provides access to driving conditions directly without having to travel to the physical place to practice the determined situation. Finally, driving simulators allow you to practice in an environment without risks and consequences in the event of a collision for the driver and the other road users. Such a tool is of utmost interest to organizations with employees who are exposed to potential work-related collisions.
Therefore, this Special Issue offers researchers and clinicians an opportunity to present the latest advancements in the development of tools, interventions, or specially designed scenarios for the evaluation or the enhancement of driving performance from a human health safety perspective.
Topics of interest include the following concepts:
- Evaluation of fitness to drive using simulators
- Interventions aimed at improving road safety through the following:
- roads and infrastructures design in a simulator
- design and interface of vehicles
- enhancement of drivers’ performance
- Mitigation system of distraction and/or fatigue
- Human factors and design of the vehicle’s interface
Prof. Dr. Martin Lavallière
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