The experts’ workshops were part of the interdisciplinary project “From Virtual Reality to Simulation: User-Centred Design of Dynamic Guidance Systems for Transit Hubs”, funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and conducted by Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), TUMCREATE, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). It investigates how new technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR) and simulation, can be harnessed to develop and evaluate new communication concepts for guidance systems at transit hubs that address the changes that will arise from the introduction of autonomous vehicle (AV) fleets.
Two workshops were organized including experts from academia, governmental institutes, and industries in order to elaborate problems of existing guidance systems at transit hubs, define requirements for dynamic guidance systems, and evaluate concepts that were built based on the previously defined requirements.
Experts and facilitators of both workshops
A VR environment was created comprising the existing guidance system at Boon Lay station, a crowd simulation including 3D agents and an operation system with autonomous minibuses. Additionally, a range of nine dynamic guidance system concepts was incorporated in the application as a basis for a review from the experts.