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pyreegue asked FlyingsCool commented

Driving side of the road

Can I change the side of the road that ground vehicles drive on? Mine are driving on the right side even though my airports are in the UK. (Which is left-hand drive)

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Boris_ answered FlyingsCool commented

Hi @pyreegue,

I have checked both on SU9 and SU10

While we agree that it can give weird behavior on small roads / cities, we can observe that vehicles drive correctly on the left side in the UK.

Although the system is not perfect for small towns/roads, we have no plans to work on it at the moment.

On the other hand, if you want to do some testing, you can use the Living World to change the RightSideDrive setting.

Best regards,


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pyreegue avatar image pyreegue commented ·
Thanks, but what I mean is that while vehicles do drive on the left side of the road in that region (UK), airport vehicles that follow Vehicle Paths drive on the right side. That's the puzzling bit for me.
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Nick_NZASimulations avatar image Nick_NZASimulations pyreegue commented ·
Pretty sure we get this in NZ too.

Maybe would be good to get the Airport AI - Living World Traffic / Fuel Trucks etc to respect the Left/Right in the Living World Region to do the same as OSM road traffic if possible.

Also would have to check to see if it was patched already, but the OSM Traffic are driving backward in SU10b around roundabouts at least, not sure about all roads - the models are facing the wrong way and on an angle.

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Sasa avatar image Sasa commented ·
Same here. It would really be great to have the this option. Ideally using a tag in the airport attributes like "LEFT_HAND_GSE = TRUE/FALSE".

Looks weird particularly if this is mixed with custom scripted traffic that's driving on the correct side of the apron vehicle paths.

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FlyingsCool avatar image FlyingsCool commented ·

Wouldn't it be sooooo awesome to have airport specific "LivingWorld_Config" controls.... ;-)

(Gonna take my shots wherever I can. Sorry Boris :D )

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