Virtual reality (VR) cycling simulator

We have developed a high-fidelity VR cycling simulator that could simulate cycling in an immersive virtual environment.

This simulator allows us to study driver-bicyclist interactions, cyclist behaviors and facility preferences, and among many other things in a safe, controlled, and replicable environment.

Technical details on the simulator development can be found in Ayah Hamad’s Master’s thesis.

 

Demo video


Walking in cyclists’ shoe

  • A number of virtual scenarios of common dangerous encounters (e.g., close passes) by cyclists were developed.
  • One can experience these encounters from a first-person, cyclist’s perspective in our immersive VR simulator.
  • These scenarios were also converted to 360-degree videos and shared on YouTube, so that people anywhere can experience them on their own devices (computers, smartphones, tablets).