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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 952106, 10 pages
Research Article

A Driver Modeling Based on the Preview-Follower Theory and the Jerky Dynamics

1School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China
2Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center, Shanghai 201805, China

Received 14 September 2013; Revised 15 November 2013; Accepted 17 November 2013

Academic Editor: Hui Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Jianyong Cao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Based on the preview optimal simple artificial neural network driver model (POSANN), a new driver model, considering jerky dynamics and the tracing error between the real track and the planned path, is established. In this paper, the modeling for the driver-vehicle system is firstly described, and the relationship between weighting coefficients of driver model and system parameters is examined through test data. Secondly, the corresponding road test results are presented in order to verify the vehicle model and obtain the information on drive model and vehicle parameters. Finally, the simulations are carried out via CarSim. Simulation results indicate that the jerky dynamics need to be considered and the proposed new driver model can achieve a better path-following performance compared with the POSANN driver model.