Take a look at early tests of computer-generated hazard perception clips

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Computer-generated hazard perception clip

Take a look at early tests of computer-generated hazard perception clips

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) wants you to have a look at samples of new hazard perception clips that have been computer generated.

Peter Weddell-Hall, DSA’s head of e-assessment, says:

“The clips are early prototypes. DSA aims to bring these computer-generated clips into the theory test by the end of 2013. It means DSA can introduce hazards that would be hard to film safely – particularly those involving vulnerable road users.”

History

The current clips were introduced into the theory test in November 2002. They were created by filming developing hazards in a variety of road and traffic situations using a specially adapted car.

The hazards in them are still relevant, but the image quality is not as clear or defined as is available today. The content – vehicles, backdrops and fashions - is looking dated, too.