The Virtual Reality Highway Driving project builds on our current virtual reality learning to drive program for people with disability. This will be achieved through simulations of highway driving scenarios, to create familiarity.
Driving on highways can be nerve-racking, and the virtual learning environment provides real-world experience and practice that helps make a safe and smooth transition in this otherwise stressful scenario. The skills to be developed include planning the time to drive on the highway, lane choice, proper speed and distance, merging techniques, road signage and taking breaks/refreshing the driver.
The funding to make this new learning resource possible has been generously provided by Transurban.