Effects of a failing steer-by-wire system on driving behaviour

In a driving simulator study, driver responses to Steer-By-Wire system failures were investigated. Duration and amplitude of the error were varied, as well as the type of error (with/without torque feedback) and the driver's expectancy of error occurrence. Results are analysed in terms of driver input (steering wheel angle), overall driver-vehicle output (lateral path deviation), and subjective ratings. Drivers base their judgement of error severity on the steering input rather than on the resulting path deviation. Errors with a counter-intuitive torque feedback are rated as worse than errors without torque feedback, even though the overall outcome is better. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.

  • Authors:
    • HOGEMA, J H
  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01155246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2010 10:58AM