EFFECTS OF STEERING RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS ON CONTROL PERFORMANCE OF THE DRIVER-VEHICLE SYSTEM.

Y. Furukawa, H. Nakaya

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Abstract

A series of closed-loop tests was conducted on a lateral motion simulator and a proving ground to find out how the driver's control performance would be affected by the steering response characteristics of the vehicle. In any existing automobile with a conventional front-wheel steering system, the yaw and lateral acceleration responses can hardly be separated from each other. During the tests, these two characteristics were set independently by using a special experimental vehicle that could steer both the front and rear wheels. This permitted us to examine separately the roles that each of the two response characteristics play in a driver-vehicle system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-278
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Volume7
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Sep 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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