Nottingham Trent University

A comparison of Virtual Reality and non-Virtual Reality approaches to hazard perception training and testing: Does a 360 environment provide tangible benefits?

Amount awarded

£99,985

Due to complete

Q2 19/20

Making roads safer for…

Drivers

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Project summary

Comparison of Virtual Reality and non-Virtual Reality approaches to hazard perception training and testing: Does a 360 environment provide tangible benefits? The project will develop two 360-degree hazard tests, one using 360 in-car video and one using computer-generated imagery. Participant performance, eye movements, and ratings of perceived utility, comfort, immersion and engagement will be studied to identify any possible 360 advantages. Reports of ‘Simulator Sickness’ will also be taken into account in assessing the relative benefits of VR compared to standard screens. Studies will also indicate how to best create such tests.