DRIVING SIMULATOR: A RESEARCH TOOL TO STUDY THE DRIVER-VEHICLE-ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM

The present investigation is devoted to optimize the handling parameters of the vehicle, using a driving simulator, through which driver-vehicle-environment system is simulated. The experiment consisted of 25 rounds of test driving which corresponds to 10 km. The driver must interfere with the driving task in two ways. The interference is more of a physical strain, due to large steering wheel rotations; and more of a cybernetic strain due to insufficient quantity of information. The driver adopts himself according to the parametric combination of the vehicle. As the vehicle becomes more sensitive for steering inputs the driver reduces his speed and steering wheel angle rotation. This investigation concludes that the parameters of the vehicle corresponding to a response time of 0.2 seconds was found to be optimum. (MW)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Association of German Automobile Industries (VDA).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Automobile Club d'Italia

    Via Marsala 8
    00185 Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Chenchanna, P
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

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  • Accession Number: 00127296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM