chapter  36
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A study on vehicle dynamics and driver model to improve driver’s line traceability in cornering

ByMitsunori Tao, Toshiyuki Sugimachi, Yoshihiro Suda, Daisuke Kato, Koji Shibata, Jinshuo Li

High quality vehicle dynamic performances considering human sensitivity, such as ‘feel easy to trace a line’, are required recently and this performance should be designed in closed-loop driving situation. However existing studies about the performance aren’t enough, and real vehicle engineering is still mainly relying on open-loop index design. In this study, a new hypothesis for the vehicle dynamics characteristics which could realize the performance will be proposed, using the driver’s steering operation mechanism analysis in closed-loop situation. Results of verification with a driving simulator and a real vehicle will be also introduced to prove the effect.