Objective metrics for vehicle handling and steering and their correlations with subjective assessments
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Automotive Technology, ISSN 1229-9138, E-ISSN 1976-3832, Vol. 17, no 5, 777-794 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper focuses on increasing the available knowledge about correlations between objective metrics and subjective assessments in steering feel and vehicle handling. Linear and non-linear correlations have been searched for by means of linear regression and neural network training, complemented by different statistical tools. For example, descriptive statistics, the t-distribution and the normal distribution have been used to define the 95% confidence interval for expected subjective assessments and their mean, which makes it possible to predict the subjective rating related to a given objective metric and its area of confidence. Single- and multi-driver correlations have been investigated, as well as how the use of different databases and different vehicle classes affects the results. A method for automatizing the search for correlations when using the driver-by-driver strategy is also explained and evaluated. Ranges of preferred objective metrics for vehicle dynamics have been defined. Vehicles with characteristics within these ranges of values are expected to receive a higher subjective rating when evaluated. Finally, linear correlations between objective metrics have been studied, linear dependency between objective metrics has been identified and its consequences have been presented.
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Korean Society of Automotive Engineers , 2016. Vol. 17, no 5, 777-794 p.
Driver preference; Neural network; Objective metrics; Regression analysis; Steering feel; Subjective assessments; Vehicle handling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-169083DOI: 10.1007/s12239-016-0077-yISI: 000379040800005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84977119468OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-169083DiVA: diva2:819653
QC 201608192015-06-112015-06-112016-09-29Bibliographically approved