Exploring the suitability of virtual reality for driving simulation
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Head mounted displays is an emerging technology and the availability of affordable systems is growing
fast. Replacing projector and large screen solutions with head mounted displays may appear as an appealing
solution. However, consequences of properties and technical limitations of these systems needs to be understood
and considered.
This paper outline some of the most fundamental limitations of head mounted displays relevant to this context,
both from a technical and human factors perspective. Desirable properties of scenarios and types of studies are
deduced, based on these limitations. Finally, a meta analysis is performed on the feasibility of transferring simulator
studies found in the literature to platforms with head mounted displays.
The result suggest that a noticeable amount (40%) of the investigated simulator studies could likely been performed
with head mounted displays. This number could be increased further with technical advances in display resolution,
display technology, reduction in latency, etc.

Head Mounted Display

Driving Simulation

Virtual Reality


Björn Blissing

Linköping University

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Fredrik Bruzelius

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition (DSC18)
Antibes,, France,

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