The use of both closed- and open-loop test procedures for evaluating the performance of motor vehicles in lane-change maneuvers is reviewed. It is found that (a) variations in driver skill, (b) differences in the amount of information imparted to the driver by the layout of the test course, (c) the asymmetry in response between right and left lane-changes, and (d) the lack of understanding of the connection between open- and closed-loop performance present difficulties in evaluating lane-change performance. Further study is recommended using a particular form of evasive performance test to seek identifiable ergonomic and vehicle dynamics bounds on driver-vehicle system performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb. 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Fancher, P S
    • BERNARD, J E
    • Ervin, R D
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760351
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM