An automated test driver (ATD) has been developed which is capable of executing dynamic test maneuvers with accuracy and repeatability beyond the ability of a human driver. This system enables any production car or light truck to follow a user-defined path or to perform specific steering sequences with excellent repeatability. Combined with an automated brake and throttle controller, capable of matching a desired velocity profile as well as providing specific test inputs with acceleration or other feedback, this system provides a powerful tool to improve vehicle dynamics testing.
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Portable Automated Driver for Road Vehicle Dynamics Testing
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Mikesell, DR, Sidhu, AS, Heydinger, GJ, Bixel, RA, & Guenther, DA. "Portable Automated Driver for Road Vehicle Dynamics Testing." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. ASME 2008 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Parts A and B. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. October 20–22, 2008. pp. 345-351. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2008-2150
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