Technical failures of automobile subsystems cause a relatively small number of accidents. Therefore, significant improvements of active safety, that is significant reduction of the number of accidents, is only possible if the entire system comprising the driver, vehicle, traffic and road surface conditions is considered. Parts 3-6 of this paper deal with the adaptation of automobiles to driver characteristics. In part 4 results of drivers subjective judgement are summarized. Subjective evaluation figures have been shown to be correlated with some characteristic values of the vehicle which are known from the circular driving test and the transient response. Part 5 deals with identification problems of driver parameters in the closed loop case. Stability of the closed loop system and resulting fields of driver parameters are analyzed in part 6. Parameters of the stable system are then compared with values which have been measured by the Institut Fuer Fahrzeugtechnik, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, and other investigators. In the final part 7 of this paper, another concept for safety improvement using redundant systems parallel to the driver is considered. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Mitschke, M
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  • German

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  • Pagination: 1 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00163370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM