AUTOMOBILE DIRECTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DRIVER STEERING PERFORMANCE

Driver steering performance in a simple circular lane-keeping task, as dependent on the directional response characteristics of the vehicle, was measured. Response surface methodology models of steering performance are presented. Several canonical variables describe the drivers' responses to vehicle changes. Clear-cut optimum vehicle characteristics cannot be determined, but certain combinations of vehicle characteristics are seen to be undesirable for various reasons related to theoretical mechanisms of driver steering control. /Author/TRRL/

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Sweatman, P F
    • Joubert, P N
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 155-170
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM