EMULATING THE LATERAL DYNAMICS OF A RANGE OF VEHICLES USING A FOUR-WHEEL-STEERING VEHICLE

This study proposes the concept of a Variable Dynamic Testbed Vehicle (VDTV) as a tool: (1) to evaluate collision avoidance systems; and (2) to perform driving-related human factors research, among others. The goal of this study is to analytically investigate to what extent a VDTV with four-wheel-steering can emulate the lateral dynamics of a broad range of vehicle models. A particular mid-sized vehicle was used as a baseline. The study indicated that this mid-sized vehicle modelled with a closed-loop four-wheel-steering system can be controlled to emulate the lateral response characteristics of a range of vehicles, from "small" to "full-size", reaonably well over a speed range of interest. The study also proposes a novel steering control configuraion that has the potential to improve further the "degree of emulation". (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875861.

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  • Accession Number: 00719809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-624-9
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 950304
  • Files: ITRD, NTL
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM