Experiments on a CRT driving simulator are used to develop a closed-loop human operator model for straight road driving in the absence of any externally applied disturbance such as side wind gusts or road roughness. It is shown that a significant portion of the driver's control characteristics can be represented by a stationary, nonlinear system with a single visual input. The drivers's visual input is considered to be the angle subtended between the heading axis and a line connecting a point on the lane center at a preview distance with his eyes. An optimization procedure is used to evaluate the model parameters, and it is found that the driver's action can be best represented by a pure time delay cascaded with a classical hysteresis nonlinearity. The self-excited limit cycle frequency and amplitudes of this model system are shown to agree closely with respective quantitative aspects of the experimental data confirming the validity of the model.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • BAXTER, J
    • Harrision, J Y
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 87-97
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  • Accession Number: 00197206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM