Title: A driver model for vehicle lateral dynamics

Authors: Chulwoo Moon; Seibum B. Choi

Addresses: Intelligent System Research Laboratory, Korea Automotive Technology Institute, 74 Yongjung-Ri, Pungse-Myun, Chonan 330-912, South Korea. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Science town, Daejeon 305-701, South Korea

Abstract: There have been several studies aiming to develop a realistic driver model in accordance with the increased interest in vehicle safety issues and in computer simulation for a vehicle design. This study is especially considering the human driver|s steering process; path planning, feed-forward steering, and preview feedback steering. Important human factors, such as the view angle and the neuromuscular system, are also regarded. The suggested driver model is simulated based on the CarSim vehicle model in a Simulink environment. The simulation results are then compared to the actual vehicle test data and to the driving simulator test data with regard to the four human driver levels. The driver model suggested in this study represents the human steering behaviour and well matches the real vehicle test data.

Keywords: driver modelling; target path planning; human driving behaviour; vehicle lateral dynamics; steering process; neuromuscular system; view angle; vehicle safety; vehicle design; human factors; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2011.043258

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2011 Vol.56 No.1/2/3/4, pp.49 - 80

Received: 19 Mar 2009
Accepted: 21 Aug 2009

Published online: 10 Apr 2015 *

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