Preliminary Study Concerning Quantitative Analysis of Steering System Using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulator
Steering reaction torque is one of the most important types of information for drivers since it has significant influence on vehicle maneuverability. Even with today's advanced simulation technology, however, it is very difficult to accurately simulate steering feeling. The purpose of this study is to develop a steering Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulator that can quantitatively evaluate steering systems. This simulator can control the force on the tie rod with simple mechanism. The validity of this HIL simulator has been ascertained by comparing the simulation results with those obtained during actual vehicle testing.The preliminary research concerning the advanced simulators based on the developed HIL simulator is also reported.