By means of a new test method for simulating automotive accidents on ordinary roads, we found that while both experienced and inexperienced drivers have the same initial steer input to avoid an unexpected obstacle, experienced drivers display more stable performance in the subsequent control of the vehicle. Further, utilizing driver's transfer functions we studied a mathematical simulation of test results and obtained parameters for both experienced and inexperienced drivers. These indicate that when vehicle yaw response is greatly delayed, inexperienced drivers may lose control, while experienced drivers will secure control of the vehicle. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Eyposition held by the Society of Automotive Engineers in Detroit, February 28-March 4, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Maeda, T
    • IRIE, N
    • Hidako, K
    • Nishimura, H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770130
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM