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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Uft der Fahrsimulator des Forschungsinstituts fuer Anthropotechnik.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Forschungsinstitut fuer Anthropotechnik

    Mackenheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • DONGES, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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