In­sti­tute of Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems

Image of the dynamic driving simulator
Dy­nam­ic driv­ing sim­u­la­tor
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Dynamic driving simulator

The dy­nam­ic driv­ing sim­u­la­tor is used for test­ing as­sis­tance func­tions at an ad­vanced stage of prod­uct de­vel­op­ment. The sim­u­la­tion is de­signed to be very re­al­is­tic, en­abling a valid eval­u­a­tion of the func­tions even in crit­i­cal sit­u­a­tions, and thus a safe and re­li­able tran­si­tion to the test ve­hi­cle and re­al traf­fic.
View inside the RailSET laboratory
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Op­ti­mum in­ter­ac­tion be­tween hu­mans and sys­tems re­quires ap­pro­pri­ate con­sid­er­a­tion of users’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties and skills dur­ing sys­tem de­vel­op­ment. This al­so ap­plies to the rail­way sec­tor. Us­er re­quire­ments re­gard­ing func­tion, de­sign and op­er­a­tion of the re­spec­tive in­ter­faces must there­fore be anal­ysed and re­viewed by in­ter­im re­sults. The RailSET® – Rail­way Sim­u­la­tion En­vi­ron­ment for Train Drivers and Op­er­a­tors – lab­o­ra­to­ry makes a sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to all lev­els of such a hu­man-cen­tred de­vel­op­ment pro­cess.
Virtual Reality Labor - 360° simulation environment
Vir­tu­al Re­al­i­ty La­bor - 360° sim­u­la­tion en­vi­ron­ment
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Virtual Reality Labor - 360° simulation environment

The Vir­tu­al Re­al­i­ty Lab is a high­ly dy­nam­ic and scal­able sim­u­la­tion en­vi­ron­ment. It is able to show a 360° rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the vir­tu­al world. The flex­i­ble in­te­gra­tion of var­i­ous mock­ups and ve­hi­cles per­mits the test­ing and eval­u­a­tion of au­toma­tion and as­sis­tance func­tions by means of re­peat­able and re­pro­ducible sce­nar­ios. The use of a shared soft­ware frame­work makes it pos­si­ble to link with oth­er sim­u­la­tors and in­fras­truc­tures with­in the In­sti­tute.

Mobility has a high priority in our society. People want to reach their destination safely, comfortably and quickly. Goods must be transported economically over short and long distances. The consequences of mobility can be seen in environmental pollution, accidents and congestion, which increase with the ever-growing volume of traffic. We are facing up to these challenges. We are developing solutions for safe and efficient mobility in the future.

  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Seifert
    In­sti­tute Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems
    Telephone: +49 531 295-3401
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
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