A web-based communication system and network-based driving simulation system which allows users to share 3D environments, synchronize data, change camera positions and simulate driving

UC-win/Road Communication Plugin

Initial Release:2010.04.08


Related Product: UC-win/Road

Program Overview

UC-win/Road is a 3D Real-time VR Software Package, used for stakeholder consultation for road and construction projects. Many plug-ins have been released for this software program, but none that enables data sharing and collaborative work have been released until now.
As a new plug-in, we have developed web-based communication system, which enables to share 3D environments, synchronize data, alter camera positions and simulate driving.

▲Host screen

▲Client screen

Related Information

Functions and Features

This Plugin enables communication between multiple UC-win/Road users.

Users can send comments and scenery details (camera position/direction, time etc.) over the internet. These features enable collaborative design work and stakeholder consultation.

In addition, it allows network-based driving simulation.

▲ Screen of driver A (blue car)

▲ Screen of driver B (red car)

Sending and receiving control information

Using the same data, multiple users can view the environment from the same camera position.
In addition, by placing the server in the environment that can be accessed over the internet, information can be exchanged over the internet.

<Available Functions>

  1. Synchronization of camera positions
    You can share your screen with multiple users by sanding the camera position, direction and angle.

  2. Synchronization of time
    Various times of the day (morning, daytime, nighttime) can be synchronized and shared with other users.

  3. Changing the transmission interval
    By optimizing the transmission interval with the user’s system environment, users can use the synchronization functions smoothly.

Chat function

You can chat with multiple users.
Using the data transmission function of UC-win/Road, meetings and conferences based on UC-win/Road data can be achieved.

Network-based driving simulation

The function to enable multiple users to drive in the same UC-win/Road environment is planned for development.
For example, users will be able to drive around the same circuit course in UC-win/Road over the web, or LAN.
This could be useful in research, where interaction with other drivers is studied.

▲ Screen of driver A (red car)

▲ Screen of driver B (blue car)

Synchronization of vehicle data

By transmitting information about each driver’s vehicle, each vehicle can be displayed in the same environment.

Synchronization of scenario execution

By synchronizing the start of the scenario, all users can start their scenarios simultaneously.

Case studies

Collaborative Modeling Work

▲User A
Looking at the issuing point,
discusses the point

▲User B

▲Visual explanatory material

Screens can be shared with other users, which helps to save time.
Visual explanation helps all parties to understand even those who are not familiar with the project.

Explanation and Consultation

▲User A
Looking at the issuing point,
discusses the point

▲User B

Chat function helps understand better and can prevent misunderstanding of the locations in consideration.
Synchronization of time as well as synchronization of view allows deepened explanation of the situation.

Explaining New UC-win/Road Data

▲User A
Explains the point with
looking at the invoice

▲User B

▲Visual explanatory material

Real-time communication helps in explaining various settings.
Users can communicate what they see on the screen immediately, thus, uncertainties and queries can be resolved quickly.


Product Price

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■Product Price


Product Configuration


UC-win/Road Ultimate UC-win/Road
including all plugins
UC-win/Road Driving Sim UC-win/Road
UC-win/Road Communication plugin
and other plugins
UC-win/Road Advanced UC-win/Road
UC-win/Road Communication plugin
and other plugins
UC-win/Road Communication plugin Plugin only USD3,360

■Price of Floating License

Paying 40% of the product price allows anyone to use the product on any PC anywhere in the world.



UC-win/Road Ultimate USD6,880
UC-win/Road Driving Sim USD4,400
UC-win/Road Advanced USD3,520
UC-win/Road Communication plugin USD1,344

>>Information of license type

Price of Subscription Service Contract

Price of Subscription Service Contract

■Support information
-Software upgrade   -Technical inquiry (Email, Tel)
-Download service   -Maintenance and update notifications via email

* We are sequentially making a transition from the maintenance-support service to [Subscription Service] from April 1, 2016 in order to enhance support for diverse product usage and to reduce license management cost.

Product Subscription cost
of first year
Subscription cost
of subsequent years
(annual cost)
Subscription (UC-win/Road Communication plugin) Free USD1,344
Subscription (UC-win/Road Communication plugin Floating) USD1,881

Price of Rental License / Floating License

■Rental license : Short term licenses available at a low price

■Rental floating license : After web activation, anyone can use the products on any PC anywhere in the world.

■Rental access : You can increase the number of licenses you own and use these additional licenses for a specific period of time (1 month to 3 month) at your discretion. We will later send you an invoice based on your usage log. The advance application is 15% off of the regular rental license price. Please place an order from User information page.

*Rental / Floating Licenses were introduced on September 2007 to enhance user experience and convenience of our products.

*Duration of Rental / Floating Licenses cannot be changed after starting these services. Re-application is required to extend the rental and floating license duration.

Rental license / Rental floating license

■Rental License

Product 2 month 3 month 6 month
Communication plugin USD1,512 USD1,780 USD2,184

■Rental Floating License

Product 2 month 3 month 6 month
Communication plugin USD2,520 USD2,990 USD3,696

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