Car simulator unveiled in Queensland

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Sydney, March 19 (ANI): Queensland's University of Technology has unveiled a new driving simulator that can help reduce the road toll by providing data on how alcohol or sleep deprivation can affect driving skills.

The driving simulator works by using eight computers, projectors and a platform capable of moving in three dimensions to simulate realistic traffic situations and can replicate varied conditions as well as reproduce sensor and warning systems.

Andry Rakotonirainy, QUT's associate professor, says that the 1.5-million-dollar simulator is unique because it has the ability to incorporate different levels of traffic congestion.

"It's not only one of its kind in Australia, but it's the only one of its kind in the world," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Rakotonirainy as saying.

Studies being planned include driving while sleep deprived, drunk, and speaking on a mobile phone in varying traffic conditions. (ANI)

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