Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Research article
07 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 07 Jan 2019

Design and hardware selection for a bicycle simulator

Georgios Dialynas, Riender Happee, and Arend L. Schwab

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Subject: Mechanisms and Robotics | Techniques and Approaches: Experiment and Best Practice
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Short summary
With the resurgence in bicycle ridership in the last decade, a better understanding of bicycle rider behavior is important in accommodating increasing bicycle traffic as well as reducing accidents that come along with it. At TU Delft we have designed a fixed-base bicycle simulator to understand how bicycle rider's interact with other road users in a safe virtual environment.