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3rd Human-Centered VRU Simulation Workshop - Register to Attend!

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In order to investigate the traffic system in all its complexity, it is elementary to take all participants into account, including pedestrians and cyclists, the so-called Vulnerable Road Users (VRU). As simulator developers and users, we are facing a range of challenges: Providing sufficient cues for human perception to allow for realistic behaviour, designing appropriate...

Static Sim Upgrade

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We're delighted to have successfully deployed an update to one of our static simulators to allow for a more detailed and adaptable set-up for studies that do not require the full immersion and motion of our 8 degree of freedom Driving Simulator. Our developer team have added independent HD-quality rear view and wing mirrors, and a...

Simulator Refurbishment Begins

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Cutting-edge research equipment is receiving an upgrade 18 years after it first came into service at the University. Time has been called on the current generation of our advanced driving simulator in Virtuocity – a unique programme for city simulation and co-design – with the retirement of the much-loved Jaguar S-Type interface vehicle. Launched in 2006, the...

Virtuocity Featured in New Case Study

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Virtuocity was recently the subject of a case study on the main University of Leeds website ahead of hosting delegates from the Times Higher Education Digital Universities UK conference. We hosted over 50 Delegates across the week who got to experience our facilities first hand and ask us about how our research impacts the world...

Exciting new fully-funded PhD position

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We are pleased to announce the following new project: Public Trust in Autonomous Vehicles at the Intersection of Computer Vision Technology and Human Factors: https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/955-public-trust-in-autonomous-vehicles-at-the-intersection-of-computer-vision-technology-and-human-factors The application deadline for the above project is Monday 22nd March 2021. Please follow the links above for more details.

New paper on drivers' eye movements in lane changes after automation

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A new paper, led by PhD researcher Rafael Cirino Gonçalves, was recently published in Accident Analysis & Prevention. The paper reports on a driving simulator study, originally conducted as part of the AdaptiVe project, which investigated how drivers’ eye movements and visual information acquisition strategies changed based on the level of vehicle automation intervention and...

New paper on measuring driver comfort in highly automated vehicles.

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A new open access paper, led by PhD researcher Vishnu Radhakrishnan, was recently published in the  MDPI Information special issue on  Test and Evaluation Methods for Human-Machine Interfaces of Automated Vehicles.  The paper reports on a driving simulator study conducted as part of the Innovate UK HumanDrive project, and investigated how driver discomfort was influenced...

The HumanDrive project presents it's findings

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The HumanDrive project team presented the results and findings of this ground-breaking project to the international audience at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) CAV Forum virtual meeting on July 14th 2020. SMMT is one of the largest trade associations in the UK which provides a platform for over 800 automotive companies to...

InterACT Final Event

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The interACT project has come to an end after 3 years of research, which saw the project team has design, implement and evaluate solutions for safe, cooperative and expectation-conforming interactions between the Automated Vehicle and both its onboard driver and other traffic participants. The project concluded with a two-day virtual final event on the 18th and 19th of June, which was...