EXPERIMENTATION IN OPEN-LOOP RESPONSE UTILIZING AN AUTOMATIC VEHICLE CONTROLLER
An automatic control system has been developed to permit objective experimental measurement of motor vehicle performance at the limit of tire-road adhesion. Certain characteristics of limit maneuver measurement are discussed which impose a need for the application of precision time histories of steering and braking, exceeding the input fidelity of the unaided test driver. The design of a programmable controller capable of providing precision open-loop control inputs to a motor vehicle is presented in some detail. Based upon substantial full-scale test experience, automatic vehicle controller test practices are reviewed, together with typical findings of vehicle limit response deriving from a sample of representative vehicles. /HSRI/
- This report is from the Joint Automatic Control Conference, 19-21 June 1974 held in Austin, Texas.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
- Ervin, R D
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Features: Figures; Photos; References;
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Information processing; Maneuverability; Motor vehicles; Performance; Testing
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00262840
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM