ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE CAPABILITIES OF MOTORCYCLES-LANE CHANGE MANEUVER SIMULATION AND FULL-SCALE TESTS

The report describes a brief study of motorcycle handling characteristics employing both analytical (simulation) and experimental (full-scale maneuvering) methods. The objective was to supplement the results of a much broader earlier study on motorcycle accident avoidance capabilities. The report contains results of the simulation studies of six different motorcycles and the effects of changes in the rider model control characteristics on lane change performance, presents time history data for typical full-scale test runs in the lane change, and gives results of lateral-directional response tests for one motorcycle. The results are discussed in terms of design, operational, and rider influences on performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jun 75, PB-251 110.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • RICE, R S
    • Kunkel, D T
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZN-5899-V-1 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-062
  • Contract Numbers: NHTSA-6-5432
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM