THE AUTOMOBILE DRIVING SIMULATOR FOR ANTHROPOGENIC RESEARCH
The setup of a driving simulator which is used for the investigation of human behavior in guiding motor vehicles is described. The front part of a fully equipped car body serves as a mock-up for the driver. The simulation of lateral and longitudinal vehicle dynamics is based on simplified motion equations and characteristics implemented on a digital process computer. An electronic visual outside world simulation generates a synthetic, central perspective view of a two lane road according to vehicle motions. The driving noise is composed of simulated engine, tire, and wind noise. The simulator mock-up can be rotated in degrees of freedom (roll and pitch) by an electro-hydraulic servosystem. Steering wheel forces are provided by an electromechanical servosystem corresponding to a static characteristic with hysteresis. The data transfer between the simulator components, the simulation mode control, and data acquisition is coordinated by a digital process computer which also solves the dynamic equations of vehicle motion in real time.
- Uft der Fahrsimulator des Forschungsinstituts fuer Anthropotechnik.
Forschungsinstitut fuer AnthropotechnikMackenheim, Germany
- DONGES, E
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Behavior; Degrees of freedom; Digital computers; Digital simulation; Drivers; Driving simulators; Environment; Feedback control; Human machine systems; Motion; Personnel performance; Real time control; Servomechanisms; Simulation; Steering; Test facilities; Vehicle dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Motion simulators; Operator performance; Real time operation
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00312832
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FB-41
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM