Simulators in transport research and road safety – event in CCG

The CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica – in partnership with the Environmental and Construction Territory Center (CTAC) of the University of Minho, will hold a think tank and networking session, dedicated to the use of simulators in transport research and road safety.

The session will take place on June 26, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the CCG’s facilities, at the Azurém Campus of the University of Minho, in Guimarães.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the simulators installed in the CCG and to know the research carried out in terms of road safety and autonomous driving.

Target audience: representatives of various institutions, from public bodies and city councils to research and development institutions, and representatives of the automotive industry.

Use of simulators in transport research and road safety

At the heart of the discussion will be the benefits of using simulators in immersive environments using virtual reality, reinforcing their potential and associated opportunities.

Carlos Silva, development coordinator of the applied research domain PIU – Perception, Interaction and Usability of the CCG, highlights in this event the presentation of a new pedestrian simulator, developed under the FCT project – AnPeb. This simulator allows the prototyping and simulation of the road environment of known streets to observe, in safety conditions, the pedestrian-vehicle interaction behavior.

This event aims to promote the sharing of information and provide the contact with the latest developments in the area of road simulators, as well as the contact with potential partners for projects in this area.

Registration at this event is free, and is held online.

Event Schedule

11:00 am: Participants’ reception

11h15: Session – “Practical cases of simulator use in the road sector”

  • Contextualization and brief history of simulators applied to research in the area of transport;
  • Use of simulators for pedestrian testing;
  • Use of driving simulators;

12:30 a.m.: Lunch

2:00 pm: Visit and interaction with the simulators

3:00 pm: Think-Tank session – “What role can simulators have in road management”

  • Advantages and limitations of using simulators;
  • Investigation and development;
  • Planning / design;
  • Audit / inspection.

16h00: Coffee break and Networking session

4.30 pm: Closing of the session

This action has the co-financing of the Operational Program Norte2020, and European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund, in the context of actions Transfer of Scientific and Technological Knowledge of the CCG.