Developing of a Driver Model for Vehicle Testing

There is today no established automated method for testing vehicles or tyres, and the most common option is using professional drivers for this purpose. The tests are supposed to be fair and repeatable, which means using human drivers for these kinds of vehicle testing is not an option. Using a steering robot modelled to drive as a human is therefore preferable. The approach described in this paper shows how a driver model can be created by using a control algorithm based on gathered data from human drivers performing double lane change (DLC) manoeuvres in a simulator. The implemented controller shows how human drivers’ behaviors can be captured using control theory.

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