INTERACTIVE TRAILER TOWING SIMULATION

The interactive use of a vehicle-trailer handling model is presented. The model is a high resolution simulation of general vehicle (passenger cars to multitrailer) handling, braking, and vehicle-barrier interaction which is exercised interactively with a "human driver" over a realistic road (pavement, shoulder, median strip, etc.). At all times during the simulation, the operator can simulate the use of any normally available controls, i.e., steering, braking, throttle. The model has been developed and/or used over a number of years under various contracts with NHTSA, FHWA, DOD, and a number of industrial companies. Included in the paper are the results of a simulation run involving driver performance, vehicle parameters, and roadway conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint for meeting held October 18-22, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Barbarek, L A
    • Chiapetta, R L
    • Viergutz, O J
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760791 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM