Research into the human factor in automated driving is often carried out today with either low-quality setups such as 2D monitors or very expensive driving simulators with motion platforms. In addition, software for automated driving scenarios is often expensive and difficult to modify for different scenarios. We intend to close this gap by offering a cost-effective, immersive prototyping solution using the latest advances in the development of virtual reality (VR): AutoWSD – Automated driving simulator for research on windshield displays.

After the great success in the previous year, there was another FH Upper Austria Mixed Reality Day on January 24th, 2020. One of the live demos was the Virtual Reality Automated Driving Simulator developed by Andreas Riegler as part of his dissertation.

At the FH Upper Austria Campus Hagenberg not only the basics of MR technologies are taught in courses, but also various applications in research and teaching are developed.