A Matter of FIDELITY - Identifying the "Sweet Spot" in Training-based Simulation

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: Visualization and Virtual Prototyping

Research team: Kevin Hulme

Through I/UCRC support, we aim to validate the need for Simulation as a core and standardized component in all future young driver training programs to sustain improved driver skill. This is necessary as driver education continues to be a major public health concern, as motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers (aged 16-19) in the U.S. Although simulators have been increasingly used by school districts, the field requires empirical studies to determine the long-term efficacy of such approaches.