Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Simulations; Transportation Safety; Virtual Reality


"This research evaluated the effectiveness of using simulated virtual reality driving environments to improve transportation safety in rural areas. The transportation accident fatality rate is more than double the national average in rural areas and highlights an important opportunity to address these challenges through improved safety protocols and investments. A review of the literature revealed high frequency scenarios that contributed the most to fatality or injury accidents. Virtual reality driving simulations were created based on these high frequency events using a specified rural roadway identified with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Transportation. Scenarios considered weather-related conditions, such as flooding or snowfall, along with wildlife crossings, as part of the virtual training. Engineering managers in state or county departments of transportation can use this research to develop training protocols with community planners in rural regions. The research work was sponsored by the Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC)"--Abstract, p. iii


Corns, Steven

Committee Member(s)

Long, Suzanna, 1961-
Marley, Robert J.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2022


viii, 38 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37)


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Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Thesis Number

T 12183