A computer simulation model incorpolating an imaginary super skilled driver is developed. The introduction of such a driver substantially means elimination of the human operator from the closed-loop, but on the other hand opens an opportunity for obtaining an objective and fundamental measure for appraisal of maneuvering performance of vehicles under quasi-real life conditions. The study shows the effects of design parameters -weight distribution, size, cornering stiffness, mass, moment of inertia -on the maneuverability evaluated by "maximum average speed" of passage or "minimum time" necessary to drive through the defined double lane-change course without exceeding its boundaries. Also, this study presents sample comparisons of lane-change performance among different kinds of vehicles and some discussions on the technical problems of this computer simulation for the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 395019. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 474-487

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  • Accession Number: 00395032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-265-0461-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM