Evaluation of driver’s behavior with multibody-based driving simulator. (English) Zbl 1138.70315

Summary: This paper deals with a driving simulator with a multibody vehicle model. Driving simulators require a real-time calculation of vehicle dynamics in response to driver’s inputs, such as a steering maneuver or a brake pedal operation. The authors realized a real-time calculation with a multibody vehicle model by approximating the calculation of constraint equations, and developed a driving simulator with 6-axes motion system. Drivers can feel the multibody analysis results through body sensory information such as the acceleration produced by the motion system and the visual information generated by computer graphics with the developed MBS simulator system. In this paper, a closed-loop test of a human-automobile system was investigated with the developed MBS driving simulator. In this evaluation, the driving simulator system and driver’s behavior were included in a multibody dynamics analysis, so it consists of a hardware- and human-in-the-loop simulation. It was observed from test results that the driving behavior was changed according to the parameters of the multibody vehicle model.


70E55 Dynamics of multibody systems


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