TEST PROCEDURES AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES SENSITIVE TO AUTOMOBILE STEERING DYNAMICS

A maneuver complex and related performance measures used to evaluate driver/vehicle system responses as effected by variations in the directional response characteristics of passenger cars are described. The complex consists of normal and emergency maneuvers (including random and discrete disturbances) which, taken as a whole, represent all classes of steering functions and all modes of driver response behavior. Measures of driver/vehicle system response and performance in regulation tasks included direct describing function measurements and rms yaw velocity. In transient maneuvers, measures such as steering activity and cone strikes were used.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Proceedings of the Conference on Manual Control, 11th Annual, May 21-23, 1973, Moffett Field, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  USA  90250
  • Authors:
    • KLEIN, R
    • Mcruer, D
    • Weir, D
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 171
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-359-3-762
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM