Title: Technical report: Literature survey on driving simulator validation studies

Authors: A.H. Hoskins, M. El-Gindy

Addresses: Vehicle Simulation Research Centre, The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. ' Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Transportation Research Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Abstract: The use of real-time driving simulators for research and training of vehicle operators has increased significantly in recent years. There is a wide range of complexity among simulators currently being used around the world. An important issue to consider when implementing any simulator is validity. This paper presents different interpretations of validity in the context of simulators and vehicle simulation models found in the literature. Examples of different approaches to validating simulators and vehicle simulation models from studies found in the literature are presented.

Keywords: real-time simulators; driving simulators; validity; simulator validation; vehicle simulation models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2006.010020

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2006 Vol.13 No.3, pp.241 - 252

Published online: 08 Jun 2006 *

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