ROYAL OAK (WWJ ) — Realtime Technologies, a part of Arotech Corp.’s (Nasdaq: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, announced that it successfully installed one of its latest driving simulators in the University of South Alabama’s Transportation Safety, Simulation, and Optimization Lab, part of the university’s Department of Civil Engineering.
The simulator will be used by Dr. Min-Wook Kang to test and evaluate appropriate traffic control strategies, educate people about the risks of distracted and impaired driving, and study drivers’ response to various weather conditions.
Kang chose Realtime Technologies because of its compact and portable configuration; pre-built driving database; standardized scenarios that can be selected through a user-friendly interface; and a 60 Hz update rate that provides smooth graphics presentation and rapid system response to the driving environment.
The RTI driving simulator used in the TSSO lab comes complete with a fully instrumented open cockpit vehicle cab, three 42-inch monitors providing a 150 degree forward field view, three visual computers for all visual displays, and a laptop-based operator workstation.
Software for the simulator includes SimCreator for control of the simulator system along with Operator’s Experimental Interface for experimental control and collection of results.
The simulator is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Transportation and the South Alabama Civil Engineering Department, and will be used for various highway safety studies focused on driver distraction, effectiveness of traffic control devices, and work zone safety operation.