VR use in empathy research

Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)

Cyclists complain about car drivers and vice versa. The Federal Highway Research Institute is researching phenomena like this on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and trying to counteract it. We are happy to help. Because this is another phenomenon with which we are very familiar: Virtual Reality is an “empathy machine”. Thus, we are not surprised that 92% of the test subjects liked the change of perspective our experience provided and found it realistic.