VRschule – Scenario Simulator

The driving school application with the aim of preparing learner drivers for scenarios that a driving school cannot offer individually

VRschule is a VR driving school application with the goal of preparing learner drivers for scenarios that a driving school cannot offer individually. This VR application was developed during the final project of the class of 2019 together with the intermediate project of the class of 2020 in the bachelor course Virtual Realities at the SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg. The application was developed for demonstration purposes for the Oculus Rift and contains three playable scenarios: Oil change, tire change and refueling.

Because driving schools usually have a large number of students at the same time, there is often little time for tasks such as the scenarios listed above, apart from the actual driving lesson. Driving students should be enabled to acquire important knowledge in a playful way, which driving schools cannot provide without simulation training due to lack of money and time.

With “VR immersive education” we wanted to give every learner driver the opportunity to approach new situations individually. Wrong actions are not punished in VR and have no consequences. Instead, mistakes are explained and the correct “solutions” are presented. The learning material is conveyed innovatively and intuitively through the guided sequence of actions and instructions in our VR application.

The simulation contains three playable scenarios:

Wheel Change

Oil level check and refill

Refueling

In these scenarios, the player is guided by a checklist to perform the necessary steps to successfully complete the simulation / scenario.

VRschule was presented during the GameDays 2020 Serious Game Convention: http://www.gamedays2020.de/index.php?id=1163&formhandler[detailId]=4195

The SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg has published a blog post about it:
https://wir-online.news/die-vahrschule/ (german)

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