The virtual environment is made based on air and digital photos, topographic maps and CAD files. The environment can vary from simple to complex. This depends on the goal of the application. A simple environment often provides enough insight into conceptual ideas. A final design would be better off expressed in a more complex environment. Here, details can be shown highly accurately.
Since 1994, we have been developing process simulations with governments and engineering agencies. An interactive visualisation technique that uses a 3 dimensional model in which you can move. Movement is possible to set by yourself. Visualisations give an image of a pre-existing environment or a new to-be-developed environment. A combination of the two is also possible. The users can immediately impact the virtual environment with simple actions (drag and drop principle). That way users can add new ideas or removes certain elements. Nowadays these environments are called Virtual Realities.
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New ideas to increase traffic safety. Changes have been made to infrastructure to inform drivers of the presence of cyclists. At a Parisian convention, it was tested and shown in a car driving simulator how this invention works in real life. Recently this invention was placed in the municipality of Veenendaal.
This simulation (2006) shows the traffic streams after the infrastructural changes had been mde.