Experimental Analysis of Driver's Head Motion on Vehicle Maneuver from the Point of Driving Pleasure

Improving the driver's feel for vehicle manipulation under various road conditions is one of the most important issues in the vehicle development process, although the driver's perception of vehicle motion is difficult to quantify. Even if the vehicle's motion is approximately the same under a fixed maneuvering condition, the driver sometimes distinguishes the difference in the drive feel. To analyse this, the authors measured the driver's head motion up to six degrees of freedom under the steady-state and transient driving conditions with two types of vehicles. The head motion on the steady-state test showed resemblance between those two types of vehicles. In contrast, transient maneuver induced some differences on the driver's head motion and also had effect from steering operation. With these tests, the authors could make clear the important relation between driver motion and vehicle motion.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 632-640
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 19th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics
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  • Accession Number: 01046735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780415436168
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2007 3:36PM