The words virtual reality can conjure images of futuristic, fantasy worlds beyond belief. But technology
progresses, the lines between what is real and what is artificially constructed have been blurred in
everyday life. Common examples in movies and magazines leave people questioning imagery and saying, "is
that real?" In the transportation engineering world, driving simulators have emerged and developed over
the last 20 years as a technology to safely study experimental ideas, limited only to the imagination of
the researchers. . .