Vehicle Driving Simulation Facility


  • Overview
  • Major Facility/Equipment
  • Applications

Vehicle Driving Simulation Facility

Vehicle Driving Simulation Facility
    • location
    • To be decided after March, 2015
    • Major facility/equipment
    • Real-time vehicle dynamics simulation system, 3D graphic image generation and display system, Sound generation and display system, Motion system, Cabin and control force loading system, Integrated system for management and monitoring
    • Structural overview
    • Site area undecided

      Number of levels Two levels above ground

      Building area 1,400㎡

      Gross floor area 1,920㎡

      Structure Type Reinforced concrete & Steel frame

Overview of the Testing Facility

    • Vision
    • - Building a testing facility that can be utilized for research and development in the fields of road planning and design, landscape, traffic management and safety, ITS and human factors, through reproducing various road and traffic environments

      - Building a testing facility with a driving simulator, enabling ergonomic road safety analysis and safety facility evaluation, and reviewing and improving existing roads and roads under design through 3D virtual driving

    • Main functions
    • - Utilized for establishing installation standards and ergonomic road safety analysis

      - Utilized as a preliminary assessment tool before building roads for user satisfaction

      - Possible to review drivers' comfort, route economic feasibility, landscape design, and other constraint factors in road designs during the design stage

      - Improving road safety through analyzing the cause of auto accidents in the roads with frequent accidents

    • Features
    • - Maximizing interaction between drivers, vehicles and roads

      - Drawing results from many tests that cannot be collected from real driving conditions

      - Possible to improve efficiency in road traffic management and safety

      - Possible to change test vehicles so as to evaluate road design factors and drivers' behavior for different types of vehicles in test environments

      - Possible to evaluate ride comfort through reproducing vibration from minor movements of vehicles depending on road conditions, through producing high frequency movements around 20Hz

Major Facility/Equipment

Major Facility/Equipment
Building Facility Facility/Equipment
Road planning, design, landscape, and human factor including traffic management, safety and ITS( Virtual simulator
  • Real-time vehicle dynamics simulation system

    • - DoF of vehicle model: 16DoF
    • - Simulation computer : dedicated workstation
  • 3D image generation and display system

    • - Size of the dome screen(dia.) : φ7.6m
    • - mage resolution of a single projector : Full HD
    • - Including automatic control function of multi-channel images
    • - Imaging processing computer type : Graphic type IG
  • Sound generation and display system

    • - Dedicated sound generator
  • Motion system - Range of motion generation : 13DoF

    • - possible to reproduce constant lateral acceleration : 20m×7m
    • - possible to reproduce vehicle rotational motion : 360°
    • - possible to reproduce vehicle suspension motion : 20Hz
    • - Platform payload : 6 tonf
  • Cabin and control force loading system

    • - vehicle cabin types and styles : possible to change to various types of vehicles
    • - Integrated simulation with external environments : including HILS
  • Integrated system for management and monitoring

    • - Parallel driving with two external devices
    • - Possible to change vehicles within 1 hour
    • - Sphere of established road imaging : more than 400 km


Road planning

  • Driving tests to build optimal route plans based on topography and existing road facilities
  • Review tests to find effective ways to link new roads to the existing ones
  • Review tests for shapes of ramps, intersections and junctions, considering vehicle types and their dynamic characteristics

Road design

  • Safety review tests of horizontal and vertical alignments of newly built roads
  • Review tests of the intersection angle and acceleration/deceleration road length of merging and diverging area
  • Preliminary review tests for appropriateness of installation of road subsidiary facilities

Road landscape

  • Harmonization evaluation tests of the road geometric structure with surrounding landscapes
  • Harmonization review tests of the fill-up ground, cutting ground and retaining wall with surrounding environment
  • Review tests of visibility and sight distance based on dimming characteristics of lighting fixtures on the roads including the tunnel

Traffic management

  • Impact analysis tests of separation of intersections in major roads and railroad crossings
  • Driving tests for optimal operation of intersections and improvement measures
  • Evaluation tests of operation effectiveness of the specific traffic facility including school zones and exclusive bus lanes
  • Driving tests for developing plans for optimal operation of traffic signals for different conditions

Traffic safety

  • HCR(Human Cognition Reliability) tests, analyzing interactions between the driver-road and the driver-vehicle in traffic accident black spots
  • Preliminary evaluation tests for road safety and causes of traffic accident
  • Driving tests for reviewing measures against various traffic accidents and developing optimal measures
  • Review tests of various traffic policies to prevent accidents


  • Driver acceptability evaluation tests of advanced safety vehicles that can exchange information on traffic jam, accidents and driving characteristics through the vehicle-to-vehicle communication
  • Ergonomic analysis tests on infrastructure detecting traffic information
  • Driver acceptability evaluation tests on the traffic information system and the safety support system, including safety information on blind spots
  • Driver acceptability evaluation tests and ergonomic analysis on various types of driver support systems
  • User acceptability evaluation tests for designing detailed systems and building strategies for the integrated traffic management system

Human Factor

  • Analysis of behavioral characteristics of drivers inside the tunnel and on the sag and crest section
  • Driver characteristics analysis on the sharp alignment change section and the lane change section
  • Velocity profile analysis on driver behavior characteristics on the merging and diverging area
  • Driving tests for safety and satisfaction evaluation of a specific traffic facility
  • Design evaluation on traffic signs including road signs and variable message signs (VMS)
  • Risk evaluation on the drivers' distraction due to navigation, DMB and smart phones