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InterchangeSE: A Federated Multimodal Simulation Environment for Studying Interactions between Different Modes of Travel

Project Information

Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
End Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
Subject Area: 
Safety and Human Factors

Contact Information

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Last Name: 
(202) 493-3468
Email Address: 
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office of Research, Development, and Technology

Project Details

Project Description: 

Examines interactions among several stakeholders representing different decision perspectives in a partially connected-automated multimodal transportation system. InterchangeSE will allow complex simulated scenarios involving live and virtual participants. It will be developed based on existing virtual reality/augmented reality technologies and a software architecture with connectivity and communications between independent hardware and software components. This project will enhance the system architecture with built-in fault tolerance and integration with a performance monitoring system. The platform will demonstrate inclusion of future technologies such as wearable textile stress biosensors and a head-mounted augmented reality display.