Driver Response to Automatic Braking under Split Friction Conditions
Paper in proceedings, 2014
At normal pedal braking on split-μ a driver can actively steer or adjust brake level to control lateral drift. The same driver response and thus lateral deviation cannot be assumed when brakes are automatically triggered by a collision mitigation system, since the driver can be expected as less attentive. To quantify lateral deviation in this scenario a test was run at 50 km/h with 12 unaware drivers in a heavy truck. Brakes were configured to emulate automatic braking on split-μ. Results show that the produced maximum lateral deviation from the original direction was 0.25 m on average. Two drivers deviated by 0.5 m. This can be compared to 2.2 m which was reached when steering was held fixed.
Driver assistance systems