Improvements around the X‐Car driving simulator
Tutor / director / avaluadorHappee, Riender
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As cars are still driven by human drivers, the development of new control systems requires taking into account interactions with the driver. Therefore, investments have been made in driver‐in‐the‐loop simulators, such as the X‐Car at Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC). As of September 2008, the motion platform was not certified for human occupants. In order to rectify this, the following actions were taken: setting motion limits on the platform, simplifying the startup procedure, calibrating the actuator lengths, and creating a new signal generation subsystem. Once this was achieved, the realism of the driving experience had to be improved. This was done by connecting the driving instruments to the control unit, creating the visualizations, improving the communication between the experiment supervisor and the driver by means of a graphical traffic lights and adding a speed warning procedure. Last but not least, steps have been taken in order to implement force feedback in the steering wheel. This has not been completed yet due to some hardware problems, but the base is solid to start building on it.
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