Light vehicle model for dynamic car simulator

Driving simulators have been becoming little by little a suitable tool oriented to improve the knowledge about the domain of driving research. The investigations that can be conducted with this type of tool concern the driver’s behaviour, the design/control of vehicles, testing assistance systems for driving and the roadway infrastructure’s impact. The benefits of simulation studies are many: lack of any real risk to users, reproducible situations, time savings and reduced testing costs. In addition, their flexibility allows to test situations that do not exist in reality or at least they rarely and randomly exist. The topic of the present work concerns the development of a brand new dynamic model for an existing car simulator owned by LEPSIS laboratory (Laboratoire d’Expliotation, Perception, Simulateurs et Silulations – Laboratory for Road Operations, Perception, Simulators and Simulations) belonging to COSYS (COmposants et SYStems), which is a department of IFSTTAR institute (Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux – French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks) site. Once uses and advantages of driving simulators are listed and described, imperfections and limitations of the existing driving vehicle model belonging to the two Degrees of Freedom (DoF) driving simulator of the laboratory are highlighted. Subsequently, structure of the brand new vehicle model, designed by means of Matlab Simulink software, are illustrated through the theoretical framework. Since the vehicle model must refer to a real one, an instrumented Peugeot 406 has been chosen because all its technical features are provided and inserted both on the present model and Prosper/Callas 4.9 by OKTAL software to create a highly sophisticated and accurate virtual version of the commercial car. The validation of this new vehicle model is performed, where the results returned by several different driving scenarios are compared with the ones provided by Prosper software. All the scenarios are simulated with both existing and new vehicle model uploaded in the driving simulator, and the outputs are subsequently compared with the ones returned by Prosper in order to demonstrate the improvements done. Finally, being the number of outputs provided by the new model definitively higher with respect to previous one, additional validations concerning the further results are accomplished.

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    • © 2016 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press 2016. Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Pieroni, Alessio
    • Lantieri, Claudio
    • Imine, Hocine
    • Simone, Andrea
  • Publication Date: 2016-4


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 242-249
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  • Accession Number: 01606669
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 3:01PM