Driver response to transient disturbances on vehicles in safety critical situations

Start date 01/01/2011
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2014

​Research Motivating Problem:
Transient disturbance may cause safety critical situations. Two problems for passenger vehicles are studied:

  • Aerodynamic disturbance while overtaking a large vehicle.
  • Disturbances from a 1st impact, affecting the post impact motion and the risk for secondary events.
    Driving simulator is used as the primary tool in this project.

Research questions

  • How does the driver react to, and how safety critical is, the aerodynamic disturbance while overtaking a large vehicle cause safety?
  • How does the driver react to a 1st impact, and how much does an automatic motion control reduce the risk for secondary events?
  • 1 VehDyn PostDoc (+2 PostDocs, at Fluid Dynamics and Human Factors)


  • Vehicle models for aerodynamic disturbances and violent post‐impact motion

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