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Automated Event Control of Vehicles for Drivability Testing

Kroon, John (2015)
Department of Automatic Control
Abstract
Driving comfort is subjective; every driver has their set of preferences on how a car should behave. As the ability to control and suppress unwanted disturbances has increased with increased technological abilities, the demands on driving comfort in modern cars also rise. To account for these new demands, the testing and evaluation of the driving comfort becomes increasingly important for car manufacturers.

This thesis focuses on how to implement different benchmark tests of an automatic gearbox into the Drivebox, a tool developed at IAV that can act as the accelerator pedal in a car, and the creation of an interface between the Drivebox and the test database Caltet. The final goal with the new implementation of the Drivebox is an... (More)
Driving comfort is subjective; every driver has their set of preferences on how a car should behave. As the ability to control and suppress unwanted disturbances has increased with increased technological abilities, the demands on driving comfort in modern cars also rise. To account for these new demands, the testing and evaluation of the driving comfort becomes increasingly important for car manufacturers.

This thesis focuses on how to implement different benchmark tests of an automatic gearbox into the Drivebox, a tool developed at IAV that can act as the accelerator pedal in a car, and the creation of an interface between the Drivebox and the test database Caltet. The final goal with the new implementation of the Drivebox is an easier and more repeatable execution of benchmark tests. In order to verify that the interface and the implemented tests work, the test were first simulated with the help of a computer and then performed in a vehicle. The results from both the simulation and the tests in the vehicle show that it is possible to control and execute the benchmark tests using this new interface with the Drivebox. (Less)
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author
Kroon, John
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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ISSN
0280-5316
other publication id
ISRN LUTFD2/TFRT--5989--SE
language
English
id
7989464
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2015-09-25 09:45:44
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  abstract     = {Driving comfort is subjective; every driver has their set of preferences on how a car should behave. As the ability to control and suppress unwanted disturbances has increased with increased technological abilities, the demands on driving comfort in modern cars also rise. To account for these new demands, the testing and evaluation of the driving comfort becomes increasingly important for car manufacturers.

This thesis focuses on how to implement different benchmark tests of an automatic gearbox into the Drivebox, a tool developed at IAV that can act as the accelerator pedal in a car, and the creation of an interface between the Drivebox and the test database Caltet. The final goal with the new implementation of the Drivebox is an easier and more repeatable execution of benchmark tests. In order to verify that the interface and the implemented tests work, the test were first simulated with the help of a computer and then performed in a vehicle. The results from both the simulation and the tests in the vehicle show that it is possible to control and execute the benchmark tests using this new interface with the Drivebox.},
  author       = {Kroon, John},
  issn         = {0280-5316},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Automated Event Control of Vehicles for Drivability Testing},
  year         = {2015},
}