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Test procedures and performance measures sensitive to automobile steering dynamicsA maneuver complex and related performance measures used to evaluate driver/vehicle system responses as effected by variations in the directional response characteristics of passenger cars are described. The complex consists of normal and emergency maneuvers (including random and discrete disturbances) which, taken as a whole, represent all classes of steering functions and all modes of driver response behavior. Measures of driver/vehicle system response and performance in regulation tasks included direct describing function measurements and rms yaw velocity. In transient maneuvers, measures such as steering activity and cone strikes were used.
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Conference Paper
Klein, R. H.
(Systems Technology, Inc. Hawthorne, CA, United States)
Mcruer, D. T.
(Systems Technology, Inc. Hawthorne, CA, United States)
Weir, D.
(Systems Technology, Inc. Hawthorne, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
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Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center 11th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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