Correlation of Subjective and Objective Measures of On-Center Handling 2014-01-0128
This paper presents a methodology of correlation between subjective and objective measures of vehicle on-center handling performance. The subjective measure is a professional test driver's rating of vehicle handling, while the objective measure assesses the handling performance via vehicle dynamic responses. Vehicle test data obtained from field testing has been analyzed to investigate links between the objective and subjective measures. Fifty-six physical parameters have been derived from on-centering hysteresis curves. Statistical tools are employed to obtain good correlation between driver rating and physical parameters. Using an interaction formula, a statistical model which relates the driver rating and principal physical parameters has been obtained. The proposed methodology will be used to show the physical parameters influence on subjective assessment and even to predict the subjective assessment of a vehicle handling performance.