Variation Ranges for the Handling Characteristics of Today's Passenger Cars 841187

So far the handling characteristics of passenger cars have mainly been designed on the basis of subjective criteria. It will be possible to make well-founded statements only when we have succeeded in correlating accident frequency and vehicle handling characteristics. Before we can do so, however, we must be able to give objective descriptions of the handling characteristics. The aim of the investigations described herin, which were carried out under commission to the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology, is to give a quantifiable description of the handling characteristics of 15 different passenger vehicles in 7 test procedures during which steady-state, dynamic steering and braking manouvers were measured.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.