Application of virtual reality technology in driving Training - Dr. Xuesong Tian


Abstract In recent years, China's virtual reality technology with 5G technology, sensor technology and the development of civil graphics processor and rapid development, education, transportation, business, entertainment, industry and other areas of virtual reality demand is increasing. In terms of driving practice, aimed at students face driving licenses drivers Ed strained resources, the cost is high, can use virtual reality technology to develop car driving simulation, to establish a realistic driving virtual environment, make the students immersed, stimulate students interest and experience the fun to drive, reduce the real vehicle practice time, alleviate the pressure of the driving school, So that students to achieve the purpose of obtaining a driver's license quickly.

Key words: Virtual reality; Driving training; The simulation environment

The introduction

With the rapid development of virtual reality technology in recent years, it has been widely used in medical, transportation, education, entertainment, military, archaeology and other industries. Virtual reality technology is the use of the data, in real life by electrical signals generated by computer technology, combined with a variety of output devices so as to make it into a can make people feel phenomena, these phenomena can be a real object in reality, it can also be invisible to the naked eye, we through the three-dimensional model.

At present, the way to get a driving license in China is mainly by going to a driving school to learn, under the guidance of coaches, and students practice driving. Students too much, however, drivers Ed far cannot meet the needs of the students to practice, so many driving schools are equipped with the driving simulation, the simulation of the driving device is mainly composed of the steering wheel, the brake pedal, the accelerator pedal, and other components of the computer screen, students to adapt to the operation process by simulating driving and driving modes, practice real vehicle when quickly learn driving technology, saves the time of the real car to practice, Help students to get driving license faster, and finally alleviate the shortage of vehicle resources. However, this simulator is boring and uninteresting for students to operate, and it does not really achieve the purpose of fast adaptation to driving.

To solve these problems, virtual reality technology is used to develop simulated cockpit equipped with simulator hardware. Students only need to bring the corresponding equipment, sit on the driving seat, students immediately feel a three-dimensional world, immersive driving in various road conditions, and the feedback can simulate the real environment, in order to achieve the effect of simulating driver driving. The whole process of students increased interest, experience the fun of driving, can better adapt to the driving conditions, faster to master the driving technology.

1. Simulated car cockpit based on virtual reality technology

Virtual cockpit based on virtual reality technology is to use computer to generate a realistic visual, auditory, force, touch and motion virtual driving environment, virtual technology and a variety of sensing equipment to "immerse" users into the virtual driving environment of simulated reality, and can realize the direct interaction between users and the cockpit. The simulated cockpit is composed of seat, accelerator brake pedal, gear shift mechanism, virtual equipment and various sensors. Virtual driving environment adopts modeling software modeling unity software platform to build scenes, Visual Studio programming software to write scripts, to achieve interaction. By wearing a virtual device to immerse the driver in the driving environment, it can simulate any kind of working conditions in actual driving and experience the same feeling as real driving. It not only innovates in technology, but also saves resources and reduces human and financial resources, which is in line with the concept of green scientific development. And unique in its novelty and uniqueness, this kind of simulated driving can complement the lack of driver training.

2. Application value of simulated automobile cockpit in obtaining automobile driving license

2.1 Simulated driving environment

At present, the driving school equipped with the simulator, students feel boring to operate, stimulate no interest, and did not really achieve the purpose of rapid adaptation to driving. The virtual world developed by virtual reality technology can simulate and surpass the real driving environment. This virtual learning scene has immersion and good interaction, which can fill the congenital deficiency of traditional simulator in creating real driving scenes and interactive functions. With the progress of information technology, traditional driver training is challenged and reformed. Virtual reality technology can vividly show the whole process of driving environment and driving operation, can fully stimulate the initiative and enthusiasm of students, to achieve the purpose of obtaining a driver's license quickly, through the new means of puzzle games, scene simulation, mobile space, can increase the fun of driving license learning, teaching through fun.


FIG. 1 Driving simulation using virtual reality technology

2.2 Simulated driving environment

The civilian driving license is mainly through the way of go to driving school, designed by coaching, students real vehicle operating practice, according to the regulation must be real vehicle operating more than how many hours to run for the exam, as more and more students, vehicles driving schools provide far cannot meet the needs of the students to practice car, driving cars need to cost, and the limited practice fields, Expansion also needs a lot of expenses, driving schools bear a great economic burden, and there are certain risks. The simulated car cockpit developed by virtual technology can avoid this risk. Students spend most of their time training through the simulated cockpit and a little time getting familiar with the real car, which saves the expenditure of the coach car and the driving school does not need to expand the site.


For students face driving licenses drivers Ed strained resources, high cost, driving current equipped with simulated driving students to operate the problem such as boring, virtual reality technology to develop the simulated driving device is presented in this paper, by constructing a lifelike virtual driving environment, make the students immersed, stimulate students interest and students experience the fun to drive, and reduces the real car practice time, Ease the pressure of driving schools, students can achieve the purpose of obtaining a driver's license quickly.


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