Tech. Lic. Markus Agebro
Markus was a Ph.D student at the Division of Vehicle Dynamics between 2003 to 2007.
Markus is now with SCANIA in Södetälje, +46-(0)8- 553 81 000.
- Tech. Lic., Vehicle Dynamics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2007
- Master of Science, Vehicle Engineering , Royal Institute of Technology, 2003
HVI for Primary Driving Control
Driving consists of a hierarchy of navigation, guidance, and control phases conducted simultaneously with visual search, recognition and monitoring operations. Control is the process of affecting the guidance desired by steering actuation, accelerator and brakes in such a way that the selected path is followed at the desired velocity, and with acceptable accuracy. To be able to predict and understand effects of different design solutions on vehicle performance, dynamic models of the vehicle is needed. As the vehicle and driver forms a closely coupled man-machine system, vehicle behaviour is not independent from driver actions. At the same time, driver behaviour is also influenced and superimposed by vehicle characteristics. As a consequence, driver attributes have to be included in the simulations in order to faciliate evaluation of new design features, improve safety and to make new cars more attractive to customers.
Focus lies within developing design guidelines and gaining qualitative/quantitative knowledge for enhanced HVI control of vehicle direction (steering) for ground vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) assuming by-wire technology and unconventional use of and unconstrained by the current driver-vehicle control interfaces. The impact of varying driver’s driving skill is also investigated.
The work is carried out as a part of a collaborative project with General Motors, Saab, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the Division of Vehicle Dynamics, KTH.
M. Agebro, A. Nilsson and A. Stensson Trigell, Driver Preferences of Steering Gear Ratio and Steering Wheel Effort - a Driving Simulator Study. Accepted for publication at FISITA in Yokohama, Japan, 2006.
A. Nilsson, M. Agebro and A. Stensson Trigell, Study of Path Tracking Skill and Strategy using a Moving Base Simulator. Accepted for publication at FISITA in Yokohama, Japan, 2006.