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RS 150 - Our entry level desktop research driving simulator

The DriveSafety RS-150 Research Simulator is designed for use in ground vehicle research and training applications. Researchers create their ideal driving laboratories by leveraging DriveSafety’s extensive library of roads, intersections, vehicles, traffic patterns and landscapes, plus the ability to script specific actions and to collect the desired data. The RS-150 is typically deployed on a standard desktop for greater mobility and minimal use of space.

Our research simulators allow us to create precise scenarios and use them repeatedly with a wide variety of patients. This repeatability across a broad sample helps in our research and limits the uncontrollable variables that exist on the open road or even in a parking lot.

Mark Samuels, OT, CDRS, Palo
Alto Health Care System


System Hightlights

The Simulator uses high-resolution textured graphics (1024 x 768 pixels per projector) to deliver high visual quality without sacrificing performance. Roadways and traffic control devices are geometrically correct and modeled to highway design standards. Dynamics Realistic vehicle dynamics are essential when simulating the driving experience.

Autonomous and Scripted Traffic
The driving simulator can simulate autonomous interactive ambient vehicles in the environment. Vehicles are created and controlled by the system with no scripting or user input required. These vehicles obey traffic laws, signs and signals devices, and interact realistically with other vehicles based on human behavior and real-time physics-based vehicle dynamics. If specific behavior is desired, vehicles can be given script commands through the use of triggers, timers, paths, routes and other tools.

Scenario Control
Authors can control traffics signals, ambient traffic, scripted traffic, roadway friction, weather conditions, etc. Through the use of triggers, virtually any scenario can be designed. Whether it is human behavior, in-vehicle device usability studies or interior cab design, the simulator scenario control provides customization needed.

Data Collection
Real-time data collection capabilities make it possible to collect a wide range of data at rates up to 60 Hz. Over 80 standard performance measures are provided. in addition, users can define 25 of their own measurement functions. The simulators support the integration with third-party data collection hardware including eye trackers, physiological measurement devices, and external input/coding systems. Collected data is coded and organized into files that are ready for analysis with off-the-shelf statistical analysis packages.

What's Included

  • Three 19″ LCD screens, each with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Adjustable desktop compability
  • Sharp, high-resolution (retina-limited) visual displays and 110 degree field of view
  • Real-time rear and side view wide angle mirrors
  • Commercial 900 degrees rotation steering wheel & foot pedals & shifter
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel with dynamic electric torque feedback
  • Accelerator and brake pedals
  • Live instrument cluster
  • Driver input and control buttons
  • High-quality sound system
  • Runtime simulation software, system computers, printer and accessories
  • Wireless tablet-based operator interface hardware and software
  • Includes shipping, installation, half day onsite training and 1 year of support
  • HyperDriveTM Authoring Software
  • HyperDrive training on-site or via webinar


Dimensions: 4’L x 3’W
Weight ~ 250 lbs (113kg)
Power Requirements – (1) 20 Amp 115 Volt AC Circuit
Operating Temperature – 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)


Hyperdrive Authoring Suite

DriveSafety’s RS research driving simulators are combined with our own HyperDrive Authoring Suite, an advanced scenario-authoring tool. The suite allows researchers to create custom driving scenarios leveraging an extensive library of roads, intersections, cultural surroundings, traffic vehicles, pedestrians and other elements along with flexible scripting capabilities. The system also includes powerful real-time data collection and performance monitoring functions users can customize to suit the specific needs of their studies.