Human Driver Modelling and Simulation into a Virtual Road Environment

  • Thierry Bellet
  • Pierre Mayenobe
  • Jean-Charles Bornard
  • Jean-Christophe Paris
  • Dominique Gruyer
  • Bernard Claverie
Conference paper


This paper presents the driver model developed by INRETS in the ISi-PADAS project, with the aim to dynamically simulate driver’s mental activities carried out while driving. The methodology supporting this model development is based on empirical data collection on driving simulator, in the frame of a car-following task. After presenting the theoretical foundations of the modelling approach and the empirical data analysis, the functional architecture of our COgnitive Simulation MOdel of the DRIVEr (COSMODRIVE) will be described, and the type of results liable to be obtained through simulations on a virtual Vehicle-Environment platform (SiVIC) will be presented. Then, the conclusion will briefly examine the perspectives of the model applications for driving aids virtual design.


Driver model Cognitive simulation Car following Visual scanning Situation awareness Mental represention Virtual design Driving schemas COSMODRIVE 



This research has received funding from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 218552 Project ISi-PADAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Bellet
    • 1
  • Pierre Mayenobe
    • 1
  • Jean-Charles Bornard
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jean-Christophe Paris
    • 1
  • Dominique Gruyer
    • 2
  • Bernard Claverie
    • 3
  1. 1.INRETS-LESCOTBronFrance
  2. 2.INRETS-LIVICVersaillesFrance
  3. 3.ENSCBordeauxFrance

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