A Heavy Vehicle Dynamics Model for Driving Simulators

Stefano Sedran
Bengt Jacobson
Nicola Amati

The aim of the present paper was to develop and validate a heavy vehicle dynamics model for driving simulators. The model was thought to be open, with a high level of readability and flexibility for future understanding, modification and use. A stepwise increment of the model complexity was utilized to understand the most contributing factors and to obtain a model capable of running in real-time. The model has been validated objectively using a previously validated model and through subjective evaluation in a driving simulator.

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