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The HIT driving simulator is built around a Smart cabin equipped with sensors. The position of all control levers, windshield wipers, blinker, ignition key and light switch is transmitted to the driving computer. All operational elements, steering wheel, accelerator pedal, brake pedal, gearshift lever and handbrake lever, provide nature-true force reactions. The gearshift functions like in the real car either as automatic or “softtip” with incrementing and decrementing the six gears and with reverse gear.


The simulator is equipped with specialised software which allows the development of special driving scenarios, according to the purposes of each study. There is surrounding traffic with at the most 30 road users with artificial intelligence, comprising passenger cars, trucks, pedestrians and cyclists. They observe the traffic rules, the distance to the foregoing vehicle and observe the speed limits, come to a stop before red lights and crossing traffic, accelerate and decelerate in a natural way and may be passed. For traffic education and training the behaviour patterns may be modified, so that also aggressive, very slow, unskilled or drunken drivers may be simulated. The software includes various courses (standard course, hill course, round course, roadnet, highway), sight- and roadsurface conditions (nice weather, fog, rain, snow, night) and various modes (i.e. driving under various alcohol consumption rates). There are also specific software modules related to elderly drivers behaviour assessment. The simulators is adequate to study dangerous situations, which would not be safe to test on real traffic conditions, like for example overtaking, driving under the influence of alcohol, etc.

Events and News
Press release public kick off day of the, AUTOPILOT
Press release public kick off day of the, AUTOPILOT
Versailles, France07 Feb 2017

The Hellenic Institute of Transport HIT participated in a meeting of the Special Permanent Committee on Road Safety of the Hellenic Parliament
The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Center of Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) ha1...
Athens, Greece13 Oct 2016

Hellenic Institute of Transport selected as the transport pilot in the Big Data Europe project
Department B of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) has been selected to conduct the transport1...
Brussels, Belgium22 Sep 2016

Discovery challenge στο 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Department B of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) supports NEC in the organization of a com1...
Porto, Portugal05 Sep 2016

The Hellenic Institute of Transport has been awarded with access to the GRNET digital infrastructure
Department B of the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) has submitted a research proposal that has1...
Thessaloniki, Greece31 Aug 2016

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