Vehicle Dynamics Benchmarking and Simulation 2009-01-0465
An objective benchmarking process for vehicle dynamics that incorporates both test and simulation was used in the development of a sedan. Data from objective measurements of vehicle handling response was used as input to simulation. Simulation results generated a range of system level characteristics to evaluate on a test vehicle. In detail, this process includes system level vehicle simulation software for model building and generating an array of output characteristics. The directional changes were then applied to early build prototype vehicles for focused objective and subjective vehicle evaluation.