Research on driving simulation in virtual reality has not been recommended by strategic documents for solving critical issues in geometric design. However, several research efforts have demonstrated the usefulness of driving simulators in road design. The objective of this paper is to initiate a discussion on the effective contribution of driving simulators to issues of geometric design. The paper gives an overview of the main experiences acquired in geometric design using advanced driving simulators and points out their potential as well as their limits. It then outlines the critical issues in promoting their use in geometric design and provides recommendations for overcoming these issues.
Bella, F. (2009). Can driving simulators contribute to solving critical issues in geometric design?. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, 2138, 120-126 [10.3141/2138-16].