Driving simulator for driver training and research
Professional low cost driver training software
The complete set of software modules for driver training, including the 3-display surround runtime simulation software, costs €1500. This is only a fraction of the price of other comparable professional driver training software that you will find in the market.
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The driving simulator generates three images: there's a channel for left, center, and right, each on a separate monitor. In the images below, only the center channel images are shown. The images concern systems for countries where driving is in the left lane. Carnetsoft offers software for various countries, both for left lane and right lane driving.
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Carnetsoft provides low-cost professional desktop driving simulators for driver training and human factors research that are used for driver education, in driving schools and research institutes and universities. The cost of a complete system is only a fraction of comparable other simulator systems. For more information, see also www.rijschool-simulator.nl
Carnetsoft offers very complete driving simulator software modules for the most important applications:
- driver training, ranging from training of vehicle control to traffic participation, learing to drive in the night, in fog, rain and snow, and driver testing
- for demonstrating the effects of distracted driving on driver safety,
- for demonstrating the effects of alcohol of driving performance
- for behavioural research and to develop various kinds of driver tests
- for clinical applications such as treatment of fear of driving and assessment of fitness to drive
Our research driving simulators are used by numerous Universities in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, and in several other countries in Europe and Asia. Our driver training software is implemented in training systems in Australia, South Africa, India and several other countries in Europe and Asia.
A driving simulator is used by a number of different users for different applications. Since simulators have a history in training, for example for flying, and in military training applications, the first thing that comes to mind is initial driver training in driving schools.
Other driving training applications are:
- Simulators for police training. Police training on public roads is often difficult because of regulations concerning the use of optical and sound signals (siren and flash light). Simulators can be very useful to practice driving with police siren. Other drivers often respond unexpectedly when a police car approaches fast and with sound signals and it helps if this can be practiced in a simulator.
- Simulators for emergency services. This is simular to the police training simulations: ambulance and fire engine drivers can also practice in a simulator in the use of optical and sound signals.
- Training of hazard perception. Inexperienced drivers may benefit from more practice in hazard recognition. A simulator can be programmed to offer special training scenarios of unexpected situations that don't occur often in the real world.
Apart from driver training, other driving simulator applications are:
- Research driving simulator. Research simulators are used at research institutes, universities and in the car industry for scientific research and testing. These simulators are used for human factors studies (man-machine interactions, interactions with in-vehicle system, effects on driver workload, etc.), studies on the effects of infrastructure on behaviour, to study the effect of alcohol and drugs on driver behaviour etc.
- Distracted driving simulator. The last couple of years it has become clear that driver distractions, especially because of texting and use of smart phone while driving, is an important factor in accidents in especially young drivers. A driving simulator can demonstrate how this affects driver safety in a very convincing way by letting young drivers experience it.
- Impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI) simulator. DUI is still one of the most important causes of traffic fatalities. Impaired driving simulations can help to increase awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. Young drivers have an above average accident risk because of impaired driving (DUI).
- Eco Drive simulator. Changing your driving style can help reduce fuel consumption. This can be trained in a simulator and the effects on fuel consumption can be demonstrated in a convincing way to drivers.
- Treatment of fear of driving or driving phobia. Fear of driving can strongly affect the lives of those who suffer from this. Fear of driving can be treated effectively in a driving simulator. VR systems and simulators are increasingly being used to treat driving phobia.
- Evaluation of fitness to drive. For elderly drivers and people who have medical conditions that require an evaluation of fitness to drive, simulators can help to establish their driving skills in a much more valid way than traditional testing methods.
- Rehabilitation training. People who need occupational therapy or rehabilitation training can practice various driving tasks in a simulator in a safe environment.