What is a driving simulator?

Driving simulators come in all shapes and sizes.
Driving simulators are virtual environments that simulate the point of view of the driver. The driver uses real input devices such as steering and pedal controls to operate the simulated vehicle in the virtual environment. The experience is similar to that of driving a real vehicle. Driving simulators have various uses, with the main applications being assessment, research and training. There is also a wide range of driving simulators that vary in terms of cost, field of view, fidelity, motion capability, force feedback, and environment building capability. Each simulator has its own strengths and weaknesses that can be appropriate for some environments and not others.