miniSim driven by staff member Alec La Velle

The Driving Safety Research Institute (DSRI) has miniSims that we use for research purposes, but DSRI also produces and sells custom miniSims for customers around the world: over 80 are in use for academic and clinical research, applied R&D, driver training, and education.

The miniSim harnesses the technological sophistication of the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS-1 simulator) in a compact, customizable configuration, with one to three plasma displays. Three displays give a 180-degree field of view.

Options include:

  • Eye-tracking
  • Video recording 
  • Infotainment system
  • Haptic seat (D-Box motion system)
  • Custom integration

Includes scenarios with scenes from rural, highway, urban, suburban, and mountain areas with different types of roads and a variety of environmental conditions, including wet, dry, and snow-covered roads in daylight, dusk, and night-time driving conditions.