Handling and tire performance continue to evolve due to significant improvements in vehicle, electronics, and tire technology over the years. This paper examines the trends in handling and tire performance metrics for production cars and trucks since the 1980's. This paper is based on a significant number of directional response and tire tests conducted during that period. It describes ranges of these parameters and shows how they have changed over the past thirty years.
SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V120-6, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V120-6EJ, Vehicle Dynamics Stability and Control, 2011-SP-2297