A method to find correlations between steering feel and vehicle handling properties using a moving base driving simulator
2011 (English)In: Vehicle System Dynamics, ISSN 0042-3114, Vol. 49, no 12, 1837-1854 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There have been several investigations to find out how drivers experience a change in vehicle-handling behaviour. However, the hypothesis that there is a correlation between what the driver perceives and vehicle-handling properties remains to be verified. To define what people feel, the human feeling of steering systems was divided into dimensions of perception. Then 28 test drivers rated different steering system characteristics of a semi-trailer tractor combination in a moving base-driving simulator. Characteristics of the steering system differed in friction, damping, inertia and stiffness. The same steering system characteristics were also tested in accordance with international standards of vehicle-handling tests resulting in characteristic quantities. The instrumental measurements and the non-instrumental ratings were analysed with respect to correlation between each other with the help of regression analysis and neural networks. Results show that there are correlations between measurements and ratings. Moreover, it is shown that which one of the handling variables influence the different dimensions of the steering feel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 49, no 12, 1837-1854 p.
steering feel, vehicle handling, vehicle dynamics, heavy truck, moving base driving simulator
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27706DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2010.545132ISI: 000299562200003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053524699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27706DiVA: diva2:379905
FunderTrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 201204122010-12-202010-12-202013-05-24Bibliographically approved