The Development of a Real-Time Multibody Vehicle Dynamics and Control Model for a Low Cost Virtual Reality Vehicle Simulator: An Application to Adaptive Cruise Control
The concept of the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) system is shown in Fig. 1. ACC system controls the throttle valve and the brake master cylinder to maintain a desired space between the preceding vehicle and the ACC vehicle. To evaluate performance of the ACC system and driver’s responses to the intelligent vehicles, a vehicle simulator with a virtual reality feature can be a very effective tool. For such a vehicle simulator, a real-time vehicle dynamics and control model is essential.
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