The FHWA highway driving simulator was recently upgraded with a new hexapod motion base with six degrees of freedom.
For instance, steering, acceleration, and braking are all key components in effective functioning of the highway driving simulator.
And, this fine-tuning makes operating the highway driving simulator feel like the real deal.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Human Factors Laboratory has operated a Highway Driving Simulator (HYSIM) at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) since the early 1980s.
In 1980, Systems Technology Incorporated completed a feasibility study for the Department of Transportation (DOT)/FHWA Highway Driving Simulator.