Director: Dr. Sarah Koskie
|The Transportation Active Safety Institute (TASI) established the TASI Driving Simulator Laboratory (TDSL) in 2007. Directed by Dr. Sarah Koskie, research using the DriveSafety DS-600c driving simulator investigates driver behavior and active-safety system performance. The inaugural study was a three year effort funded by Delphi Corporation, assessing human factors using autonomous driving technology (adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane centering). Results included Human Machine Interface (HMI) designs that were subsequently tested in vehicles on a test track. Other human factors research: pre-driving exercise and driver attention, hands-free infotainment while driving and trust in automation. Long-time collaborators include Dr. Michael Justiss (older drivers) and Dr. Sean O’Connor (alcohol infusion system for testing human subjects in the driving simulator).
A recent acquisition is a Realtime Technology desktop simulator networked to multiple driving simulators at 5 different universities to study coordinated driving. This collaborative project is a research activity of the Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC) sponsored by Department of Transportation. This research is directed by Dr. Stanley Chien.
The Driving Simulator Lab also has PreScan software provided by TASS International. PreScan is used for V2V and V2x simulation studies sponsored by the Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC).
Central Equipment or Facilities: DriveSafety DS-600c driving simulator; Real-Time Technology desktop driving simulator
Laboratory Point of Contact: Dr. Sarah Koskie, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Realistic vehicle cabin
• Customized scenarios including scenery, weather, traffic, urban, suburban, rural,
• Controlled or autonomous driving, signage, triggered events, etc.
• V2V and V2X simulation
• Objective assessment identifying at-risk drivers
• Adapting safety systems to support older drivers
• Vehicle data and physiological data acquisition
• Human subject testing