Advanced vehicle dynamics of heavy trucks with the perspective of road safety

Annika Stensson Trigell, Malte Rothhämel, Joop Pauwelussen, Karel Kural

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Abstract

This paper presents state-of-the art within advanced vehicle dynamics of heavy trucks with the perspective of road safety. The most common accidents with heavy trucks involved are truck against passenger cars. Safety critical situations are for example loss of control (such as rollover and lateral stability) and a majority of these occur during speed when cornering. Other critical situations are avoidance manoeuvre and road edge recovery. The dynamic behaviour of heavy trucks have significant differences compared to passenger cars and as a consequence, successful application of vehicle dynamic functions for enhanced safety of trucks might differ from the functions in passenger cars. Here, the differences between vehicle dynamics of heavy trucks and passenger cars are clarified. Advanced vehicle dynamics solutions with the perspective of road safety of trucks are presented, beginning with the topic vehicle stability, followed by the steering system, the braking system and driver assistance systems that differ in some way from that of passenger cars as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1572-1617
Number of pages46
JournalVehicle System Dynamics
Volume55
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • ADAS
  • advanced vehicle dynamics
  • braking system of heavy trucks
  • jack-knifing
  • rollover
  • steering systems of heavy trucks
  • Truck safety

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