Print Email Facebook Twitter Speed choice and steering behavior in curve driving Title Speed choice and steering behavior in curve driving Author van Winsum, W. Godthelp, J. TNO Technische Menskunde Publication year 1996 Abstract The relation between speed choice and steering performance during curve negotiation was studied in a driving simulator. The hypothesis was that curve radius and steering competence both affect steering error during curve driving, resulting in compensatory speed choice. In this, the control of safety margins was assumed to operate as a regulatory mechanism. Smaller curve radii resulted in a larger required steering wheel angle, and steering error increased linearly with required steering wheel angle. Participants compensated for this by choosing a lower speed, such that the time to line crossing to the inner lane boundary was constant over all curve radii examined. Steering competence was measured during straight-road driving. Poorer steering competence also resulted in larger steering errors, which were compensated for by choosing a lower speed, such that the safety margin to the inner lane boundary was unaffected by steering competence. Subject TrafficAutomobile driver simulatorsDriver trainingError compensationSafety factorSpeed controlSteeringCurve drivingSafety marginsSteering behaviorSteering errorBehavioral researchadultarticlecar drivingcomputer simulationdriving abilityfemalehumanhuman experimentmaletraffic safetyvelocityspeedtrafficdriving behaviour To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4d05d8cc-308e-42e6-84ef-63516f6dacbf DOI https://doi.org/10.1518/001872096778701926 TNO identifier 95737 Publisher Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US Source Human Factors, 38 (3), 434-441 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.