Title: Analysis and research on the man-machine dynamics behaviour coupling mechanism of the super miniature electric vehicle

Authors: Qiping Chen; Xiang Li; Xinjian Zhou; Liping Zeng; Chuanjie Liao; Qiang Xiao; Sheng Kang

Addresses: Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China ' Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China; School of Automotive Engineering, Jiangxi University of Technology, Nanchang 330098, China ' Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China ' Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China ' Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China ' Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China ' Key Laboratory of Conveyance and Equipment Ministry of Education, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China

Abstract: Safety, energy saving and environmental protection are the three mainstream directions of current automobile industry research. The super miniature electric vehicles (SMEVs) with their lightweight, miniaturisation, electrification, energy saving and environmental protection characteristics will be developed rapidly and popularly in the city road traffic in future. But the mass and size are reduced in the super miniature electric vehicles, to a certain extent, which may affect the cars' performance handling, such as stability, security and comfort. In this paper, the SMEVs market prospect is analysed firstly, next the necessity of research on the vehicle man-machine dynamics behaviour coupling mechanism is discussed. Finally the paper puts forward that the driver-vehicle closed-loop system, driver's seat posture change dynamic system and virtual human body model research are important for the man-machine dynamics coupling research to improve the performances of the SMEVs.

Keywords: super miniature electric vehicle; man-machine dynamics; behaviour coupling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2017.087180

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2017 Vol.9 No.4, pp.352 - 369

Available online: 03 Oct 2017 *

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