DRIVER PERFORMANCE IN CONTROLLING A DRIVING SIMULATOR WITH VARYING VEHICLE RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS
This paper describes the effects of variations in vehicle response characteristics on driver-vehicle disturbance responses using a moving base driving simulator. Two exploratory studies are discussed, one dealing with vehicle transient response characteristics and the other with steady state characteristics. Close correspondence with full-scale data reported by others indicates that dynamically realistic simulators can be effective research tools. The flexibility of the simulator has facilitated the collection of other preliminary data which extend the full-scale findings. Considerably more effort will be needed, however, before strong arguments either for or against specific parameter boundaries can be made.
- General Motors Research Laboratories Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile drivers; Automobiles; Driver performance; Drivers; Driving simulators; Highway operations; Human factors engineering; Human factors engineering; Operations research; Personnel performance; Simulation; Steering systems; Structural models; Transient analyzers; Variables; Vehicle dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transient response
- Old TRIS Terms: Simulators/physical mock-ups; Traffic operations research; Variations; Vehicle responses
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00156428
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper 760779
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM