[osg-users] OpenSceneGraph for driving simulation framework?

David Heitbrink david-heitbrink at uiowa.edu
Fri Jun 19 14:09:27 PDT 2015

I work at the National Advanced Driving Simulator, at the University of Iowa. We running OSG on a 16 projector system, and one of the world's largest motion bases. I think we are #2 at this point. And we also use OSG in single PC simulators that we provide to a number of universities and other entities (some in Europe and middle east).  

That being said, as almost every else here has said, yes it is considerable effort to build everything else too. Overall we have poured way more resources into everything else (scenario control, logical database, dynamics, visual assets) than our Image Generator. 

Also there is a lot work modeling you have to consider. You need to build visual models and produce a correlated logical database, i.e. you need a system that know about the roads, intersections + traffic control devices, and can be queried by your scenario control system.
Unless you have considerable resources to spend, you should consider starting with an existing driving simulator. You might consider:
Open DS (Open Driving Simulator, I honestly don't know too much about it)

My organization works with a number of entities (http://www.nads-sc.uiowa.edu/minisim/index.php) .

Also with that being said what area of research are you looking at?

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