The influence of motion and steering-system model complexity on truck steering

B. Shyrokau, O. Stroosma, C. Dijksterhuis, J. Loof, M.M. van Paassen, R. Happee

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Abstract

Motion and steering feel contribute to the drivers perception and assessment of vehicle behavior. Steer-by-wire systems offer the freedom to alter the steering feel characteristics. It is unknown whether the mechanical complexity and non-linearity in mechanical steering systems contribute to the performance and awareness of drivers. This study investigates the influence of driving simulator motion and steering-system model complexity on drivers’ performance and subjective assessment of on-centre handling in a heavy goods vehicle. 32 subjects (12 professional truck drivers and 20 university participants) completed a total of eight short experimental highway rides including merging, while the simulator’s motion system was either turned on or off
and the steering system model either resembled a linear or a realistic nonlinear behavior. The results show that a linear steering system is preferred by the drivers and no performance degradation occurs with the linear system, indicating that for future truck steering systems, a linear haptic feedback may be considered. The presence of motion did not significantly alter this result.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DSC 2016 Europe
Subtitle of host publicationDriving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, Paris, France, 7-9 September 2016
Pages1-8
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2016
EventDSC 2016 Europe : Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, Paris, France, 7-9 September 2016 - 155 boulevard de l’Hopital 75013 Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
https://dsc2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceDSC 2016 Europe : Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, Paris, France, 7-9 September 2016
Abbreviated titleDSC 2016 Europe
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/09/169/09/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • cabin motion
  • steering model
  • subjective assessment
  • on-centre handling
  • driving simulator

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