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.
- See also report dated Jun 75, PB-251 110.
Calspan Corporation4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY United States 14225
Washington, DC United States 20590
- RICE, R S
- Kunkel, D T
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Pagination: 79 p.
- TRT Terms: Control; Crash avoidance systems; Crash injury research; Crash rates; Crashes; Dynamic loads; Experiments; Highway safety; Highway transportation; Lane changing; Maneuverability; Motorcycles; Prevention; Research; Road tests; Safety; Simulation; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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