A toolbox for automated driving on the STISIM driving simulator

A. Eriksson, Joost de Winter, Neville A. Stanton

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Driving simulators have been used since the beginning of the 1930s to assist researchers in assessing driver behaviour without putting the driver in harm’s way. The current manuscript describes the implementation of a toolbox for automated driving research on the widely used STISIM platform. The toolbox presented in this manuscript allows researchers to conduct flexible research into automated driving, enabling independent use of longitudinal control, and a combination of longitudinal and lateral control, and is available as an open source download through GitHub. The toolbox allows the driver to adjust parameters such as set speed (in 5 kph increments) and time-headway (in steps of 1, 1.5, and 2 s) as well as automation mode dynamically, while logging additional variables that STISIM does not provide out-of-the-box (time-headway, time to collision). Moreover, the toolbox presented in this manuscript has gone through validation trials showing accurate speed, time-headway, and lane tracking, as well as transitions of control between manual and automated driving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1088
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Driving simulator
  • Automated driving
  • Toolbox
  • Human factors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Highly automated driving
  • OA-Fund TU Delft

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