Vince Sunter

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    And here it is, coming from this:

    Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

    By the time we need it for the visual interfacing job we will be able to spatially map the interior of the vehicle and set up our portals to the world. Beautiful. This is how the last tricky looking technical problems will be solved!

    At least if the cameras and software are good enough? But there is always next year’s model if not. AR (Augmented Reality) has a lot of pent up demand driving it, so the hardware and software will come….

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    Vince Sunter

    The final report and summary is available here. The Committee is very interested in the concept of simulators to enhance skills and behaviours, and has currently charged Transport for NSW with the task of determining how they may be validly used to achieve outcomes.

    From my perspective, whilst I completely understand and accept the rationale of the decision-making and recommendations, and think the quality of work overall by this Committee was truly excellent, this is baby steps when a much more visionary approach is needed. OK, that is fine, up to me and other like-minded individuals to create that visionary approach by delivering on our promises. THEN there will be something to look at!

    Vince Sunter

    One prospective solution to this issue is to overlay the actual car interior at a 1:1 scale so there is a VR version of the actual thing a person is sitting in. Then use these Leap Motion gizmos to show your actual hands and whatever they are doing will directly affect what you see. Maybe this is a way…? I have a Leap Motion controller coming so can test the theory anyway…

    Vive trackers are another potentially useful item to track gear lever position in a manual, or even be a way to do “subtractive positioning” if there are issues arising with “frame of reference” that may occur.

    This is the joy of prototyping. The answer is “out there” somewhere, just gotta find it and figure out the smartest way to deal with issues arising. And will!!!

    Vince Sunter

    The submissions were made public here. Mine is #10.

    This Committee is doing a brilliant job, and poking around very sensibly in a complicated field full of porcupines, with messy boundaries. They have held public hearings and the transcripts can be downloaded here. They will now move into a consolidation phase and may put questions on notice.

    As far as simulator training is involved it is plain the Committee was very interested to explore the possibilities. However they called neither myself nor others talking about simulator hardware. Reading through the transcripts, what became obvious to me is that the driver education topic is firstly about “if” one should contemplate going down the simulator path, and then a question of “to what extent”. Good evidence was taken on both points.

    It is a totally separate question re “how” one should do that, touched on in evidence. But this is the domain of government for action, should the Committee recommend further study or particular actions, and Government accepts the recommendations.

    I have read every single submission and they all make a worthwhile contribution to the topic; none of them abused the privilege of being allowed to make representation. When considered from the perspective of driving simulators, many of them were substantially irrelevant. Some will be extremely useful when setting up lesson plans from an evidentiary basis. So I have made my own summary list for future reference. For convenience, they have been resized to be typically much smaller than the originals, and which you can direct download here, complete with more usefully descriptive filenames:

    Submission 1 (0.3Mb) Rob Laidlaw – Interesting Anti-Hooning Suggestion

    Submission 3 (0.34Mb) Henry Naser – Driving Instructor with well-anchored approach

    Submission 10 (1.3Mb) Vince Sunter – Revolutionary VR Simulator system under construction (edited to remove annexed but superceded Jan 20 submission)

    Submission 19 (1.1Mb) Police Citizens Boys Club – Pragmatic sensible view of status quo and what works

    Submission 20 (0.6Mb) Michael King – Driving Instructor with strong views about increased driver training and testing

    Submission 25 (0.7Mb) Motorcycle Council NSW – Emphasising the merits of ongoing training

    Submission 27 (1.4Mb) ii-Drive – Putting the science behind VR simulator driver training

    Submission 30 (0.75Mb) NSW Driver Trainers Assn – Pragmatic view of issues around current driver training system

    Submission 45 (0.9Mb) Blue Datto Foundation – Pragmatic overview of what works in training younger drivers

    Submission 50 (5.3Mb) Road Safety Education Ltd – Detailed explanation of what works training younger drivers

    Submission 51 (0.44Mb) NRMA – Some perspective on the status quo and future needs

    Submission 55 (0.4Mb) Aust Road Safety Foundation – Commentary across full spectrum of training and education needs

    Submission 58 (0.5Mb) Aust Driver Trainers Assn – Giving an overall driving instructors perspective

    Submission 62 (0.34Mb) Academy of Road Safety – Advocates earlier education – Hit em early and hit em hard!

    Submission 66 (1.1Mb) Ian Luff Motivation – Real world telling-it-like-it-is driver training

    Submission 67 (2.8Mb) Nat Motorists Assn Aust – beautifully detailed presentation of the science of improving each area

    Submission 69 (0.4Mb) George Institute for Global Health – a cautionary note on what the big picture tells us

    Submission 70 (0.4Mb) Len Woodman – highlighting deficiencies in Aust system compared to UK

    Submission 71 (1.3Mb) Ian Faulks – strongly advocates for competency standards and puts the case for change there

    Submission 75 (1.3Mb) Todd Lister – Transport for NSW detailed and thorough review of status quo and validity of options

    Vince Sunter

    I have been informed the Committee sits end of March and submissions will be made public soon after that. Then public hearings will commence, complete with transcripts being made available.

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