Previous empirical studies of speeds and lateral friction demands of vehicles on road curves are examined critically, and it is shown that a common method of presenting these data may lead to erroneous speculations about driver strategies. New data are presented showing the behaviour of drivers on a number of low-speed road curves, both under 'normal' and 'stressed' driving conditions. Several alternative hypotheses about driver strategies are investigated, utilizing both the present data and a computer simulation of the dynamics of the vehicle. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

    3 Avenue du President Wilson
    F 75116 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Good, M C
    • Sweatman, P F
  • Publication Date: 0


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analyic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM