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DriVR - A driving school simulator in VR

Åkesson, Ludvig LU and Buhrman, Joel LU (2018) MAMM01 20181
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Abstract
Many driving schools request cheap, safe alternatives to driving lessons. Some VR (Virtual Reality)
car simulators already exist today, but they are either too expensive or not adapted to the Swedish
trac system. The purpose of this master thesis has been to investigate whether a virtual environment
can be realistic enough for a driving school student to actually benet from using it.
To answer the question, a user-centered design process has been executed during 20 weeks. The end
product of this was a virtual environment, where users could use a car gaming rig and a VR headset
to drive a car in VR.
One thesis before this project was that simulation sickness is a problem when using a VR simulator.
The nal result showed that this... (More)
Many driving schools request cheap, safe alternatives to driving lessons. Some VR (Virtual Reality)
car simulators already exist today, but they are either too expensive or not adapted to the Swedish
trac system. The purpose of this master thesis has been to investigate whether a virtual environment
can be realistic enough for a driving school student to actually benet from using it.
To answer the question, a user-centered design process has been executed during 20 weeks. The end
product of this was a virtual environment, where users could use a car gaming rig and a VR headset
to drive a car in VR.
One thesis before this project was that simulation sickness is a problem when using a VR simulator.
The nal result showed that this thesis to some extent is true, but the lack of physical feedback was the
biggest problem. Other parts of the nal result showed that a VR simulator gives a higher presence
compared to classic car simulators where you drive with a 2D screen. Overall, you get more benets
than disadvantages from using a VR simulator. Therefore a driving school student can benet from
using a VR simulator. (Less)
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author
Åkesson, Ludvig LU and Buhrman, Joel LU
supervisor
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MAMM01 20181
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
language
English
id
8944255
date added to LUP
2018-06-04 10:05:09
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2018-06-04 13:02:58
@misc{8944255,
  abstract     = {Many driving schools request cheap, safe alternatives to driving lessons. Some VR (Virtual Reality)
car simulators already exist today, but they are either too expensive or not adapted to the Swedish
trac system. The purpose of this master thesis has been to investigate whether a virtual environment
can be realistic enough for a driving school student to actually benet from using it.
To answer the question, a user-centered design process has been executed during 20 weeks. The end
product of this was a virtual environment, where users could use a car gaming rig and a VR headset
to drive a car in VR.
One thesis before this project was that simulation sickness is a problem when using a VR simulator.
The nal result showed that this thesis to some extent is true, but the lack of physical feedback was the
biggest problem. Other parts of the nal result showed that a VR simulator gives a higher presence
compared to classic car simulators where you drive with a 2D screen. Overall, you get more benets
than disadvantages from using a VR simulator. Therefore a driving school student can benet from
using a VR simulator.},
  author       = {Åkesson, Ludvig and Buhrman, Joel},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {DriVR - A driving school simulator in VR},
  year         = {2018},
}