Vehicle Dynamics Observer for a Scaled Test Vehicle
Published April 19, 2004 by University of Salerno in Italy
The validation of vehicle dynamics results for future automotive systems, driver assistance systems up to autonomous driving systems, can be seen as major challenge within the development process. The main reasons are the high cost of driving tests and in conjunction with the increasing risk of damaging or destroying the test vehicle and the involved people depending on the degree of autonomy. One possibility for avoiding these problems and simultaneously to ensure good experimental results lies in the use of scaled model vehicles. In this paper a method based on similitude analysis for validation of driving tests for future autonomous vehicle systems is introduced and vehicle dynamics observer for a scaled test vehicle are developed.