Title: Methodology for finding parameters related to path tracking skill applied on a DLC test in a moving base driving simulator

Authors: Andreas Erséus; Annika Stensson Trigell; Lars Drugge

Addresses: KTH Vehicle Dynamics, Teknikringen 8, SE-100 44, Stockholm, Sweden ' KTH Vehicle Dynamics, Teknikringen 8, SE-100 44, Stockholm, Sweden ' KTH Vehicle Dynamics, Teknikringen 8, SE-100 44, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: The objective of this research is to develop and assess a method that can evaluate the relation of the driver's path tracking skill to a large number of vehicle parameters. The proposed methodology for comparison of measures under equal conditions is applied on test data from a double lane change test in a moving base simulator. Several measures are found to separate the recruited high and low skill driver groups, with the best results for the second part of the manoeuvre. Standard deviation qualifies for successful driver skill categorisation using commonly sampled data, e.g., steering wheel rate and angular acceleration.

Keywords: driver skills; driving manoeuvres; driver behaviour; driver characteristics; cone track; DLC; double lane change; driving simulator; driver recruitment; parameter identification; path tracking skills; simulation; moving base simulator.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2013.052271

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2013 Vol.11 No.1, pp.1 - 21

Received: 02 Apr 2010
Accepted: 04 Dec 2010

Published online: 26 Feb 2013 *

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