Pedestrian Simulator

[Foto: Fußgänger-Simulator]




Nicolas Wagener M.Sc.
Group Leader Simulation
+49 241 80 25627

Fields of application

  • Behavioral analysis of pedestrians
  • Parameterization of pedestrian models
  • Exterior HMI usability and acceptance
  • Studies on (non-verbal) communication between the pedestrian and other road users
  • Recording of pedestrian movement data
  • Demonstration of not yet validated or incomplete systems

Optional measurement technology

  • Live co-simulation with macroscopic or microscopic simulations, with driving simulators, or real vehicles.
  • Eyetracking system for gaze capture

Technical data

  • Wireless virtual reality for realistic immersion
  • Unrestricted scenario size due to pedestrian motion model (movement on the spot is translated into forward movement)
  • Full body tracking with 6x6 degrees of freedom (head, hands, pelvis, feet)
  • Inverse kinematic model for body pose reconstruction
  • Virtual pedestrian can be adapted to the test subject
  • Arbitrary virtual environments
  • Procedural generated environment from real geo data
  • Integrated in the modular 3D-simulation framework VERITAS
  • Full adaptability of the simulation to the experiment
  • Many years of experience


Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
RWTH Aachen University

Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany

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