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Dynamic safety of active trailer steering systems
The dynamic safety of an active steering system for an articulated heavy goods vehicle is investigated. The vehicle is a tractor semi-trailer with two independently steerable axles on the trailer. Several different vehicle dynamics modelling approaches are used to investigate the aspects of the...
Field operational tests evaluating driver-assistance systems under real world conditions
This paper reviews the field operational test (FOT) methodology adopted in recent years for the evaluation of driver-assistance systems. The Road Departure Crash Warning System program is used both for illustration and as a case study. This project involved an extensive field operational test of a...
Status report on USDOT project "An Intelligent Vehicle Initiative Road Departure Crash Warning Field Operational Test"
In support of the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI), the U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiated a field operational test (FOT) program of advanced technology in passenger cars designed to help drivers avoid road-departure crashes caused by drift off-road and/or by traveling too...
Observations on the lateral performance of truck drivers
UMTRI, in partnership with Freightliner, Meritor WABCO, and Praxair Corporation, and with funding from the US DOT Intelligent Vehicle Initiative, conducted a year-long field operational test (FOT) of an early version of Freightliner/Meritor WABCO's Roll Stability Advisor and Control (RA&C)....
A field operational test of a roll stability advisor for heavy trucks
A field operational test was conducted to evaluate the potential of a roll advisor and control device for reducing the occurrence of rollover crashes of heavy commercial vehicles. The test platform was six, five-axle tractor-semitrailer combination vehicles operating over a twelve-month period in...
Influence of a roll-stability advisor on turning performance of truck drivers
The influence of a rollover advisory system on a driver's lateral performance was investigated in a field operational test in which baseline driving (prior to the introduction of the advisory system) was compared to driving following the advisory system's introduction. Using a multifactor analysis...
Driving assistance provided by adaptive cruise control
This paper discusses the values that Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems can provide to the consumer now and in the future. It contains results from research applicable to understanding ACC behavior in traffic streams. The paper includes findings on (1) non-intrusive means for characterizing ACC...

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