Visualization Resources for Iowa State University and the Iowa DOT: An Automated Design Model to Simulator Converter, November 2012

(2012) Visualization Resources for Iowa State University and the Iowa DOT: An Automated Design Model to Simulator Converter, November 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The creation of three-dimensional (3D) drawings for proposed designs for construction, re-construction and rehabilitation activities are becoming increasingly common for highway designers, whether by department of transportation (DOT) employees or consulting engineers. However, technical challenges exist that prevent the use of these 3D drawings/models from being used as the basis of interactive simulation. Use of driving simulation to service the needs of the transportation industry in the US lags behind Europe due to several factors, including lack of technical infrastructure at DOTs, cost of maintaining and supporting simulation infrastructure—traditionally done by simulation domain experts—and cost and effort to translate DOT domain data into the simulation domain.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Simulator converter, DOT, roadway design
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 14269
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 28 Feb 2013 19:48
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 19:48
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14269