VEHICLE CONTROLLABILITY IN A PAVEMENT/SHOULDER EDGE CLIMB MANEUVER

This paper describes the results of a test program to evaluate various roadway disturbances present in the driving environment. The program provided an accident data analysis, survey questionnaire results and full scale test resutls which found the pavement/shoulder dropoff (requiring an edge climb maneuver) to be the most severe and most likely disturbance to result in a lane exceedance. Road tests were performed with four passenger cars in an attempt to obtain objective vehicle response performance measures as a function of vehicle type, shoulder height and tire parameters (constuction, wear and pressure). Results derived from these test procedures are discussed in the paper. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Klein, R H
    • JOHNSON, W A
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780620
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM