Driver's Preview Strategy and its Impact on NATO Double Lane Change Maneuver
In this study, a closed-loop driver-vehicle system model is established with ADAMS/CAR. A double lane change maneuver path boundary is setup based on NATO AVTP 03-160W requirement. Multiple choices of driver preview path are derived from optimization of the closed-loop driver-vehicle-road system, where the objective is to successfully pass the double lane change maneuver at a given forward speed without violating the boundary. With the multiple choices of preview path, the vehicle dynamic responses, such as tire patch load, vehicle lateral acceleration, yaw velocity, steering wheel angle and roll angle, will vary associated with each driver's preview path. The relationship between the path clearance and vehicle dynamic responses as well as the forward speeds is further investigated. Finally a methodology to predict the maximum forward speed to successfully pass double lane change is proposed.