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Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Sei Takahashi, Hideo Nakamura, Makoto Hasegawa
The International Standard ISO26262 “Road vehicles - Functional safety” was published in 2011. Safety is one of the key issues of future automobile development. System safety is achieved through a number of safety measures, which are implemented in a variety of technologies. ISO26262 provides an automotive-specific risk-based approach and uses ASILs to specify applicable requirements so as to avoid unreasonable residual risk. The International Standard ISO26262 divides the Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL) into four stages (from level A to D). In this paper we consider the suitable determination of the Motorcycle Safety Integrity Levels (MSIL) when the ISO26262 is applied to motorcycles. We will show that an unreasonable risk area for motorcycles becomes smaller when compared with that of an automobile for the following two reasons. (1) The seating capacity of a motorcycle is less than that of an automobile, and thus the damage from a motorcycle accident is also smaller than those of automobile accidents.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Daniele Barbani, Niccolò Baldanzini, Marco Pierini
Motorcycle accidents are a serious road safety issue in the European Union (EU). Several projects to increase motorcycle safety were funded by the EU within the FP7 (Seventh Frame Program). Many others are likely to be funded within H2020 (Horizon 2020) as well as by national projects of each member state. In this context, numerical simulations play a strategic role since they can be a powerful tool to simplify, assist and speed up the work of the engineers. During the last years, the authors have presented the development and validation of FE models for complete crash test scenarios (i.e. motorcycle with an anthropometric test dummy that impacts against a car) and their use to evaluate head and neck injuries. During the validation phase the authors observed some variability in the results. While variability of the input parameters is a fact in real world crash test, the extent of the variability in the results has to be estimated and assessed in order to improve the design process of safety devices.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Gokul Meenakshi Sundaram, Shankapal S R PhD, Nagarjun Reddy M.
A well rated vehicle should have good handling (maneuvering) and stability characteristics. In India, three wheeled vehicle (Auto –rickshaws) play a major role in low cost transportation and thus there is a huge population of them, particularly in urban areas. Auto -rickshaws are low speed vehicles and can easily be maneuvered in city narrow lanes. Hence these vehicles should exhibit stability as well as handling well at low speeds. Stability of vehicle is affected while maneuvering, and maneuvering (handling) gets affected due to wobbling of front wheel. The present work focuses on improving wobbling of a three wheeled vehicle. The problem was approached by carrying out a literature review and identifying the wobbling control equation. Parametric studies were done through simulation to understand their effect on wobbling. The wobbling frequency of front structure of three wheeled vehicle found to be 4 Hz corresponding to a vehicle speed of 20km/h. It was essential to reduce the wobbling frequency corresponding to a speed lower than 10 km/h.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Patrick Falk, Christian Hubmann
KEYWORDS – Driveability, Motorcycle, Measurement, Powertrain, Quality ABSTRACT - Originally developed for the automotive market, a fully automatic real-time measurement tool AVL-DRIVE is commercially available for analyzing and scoring vehicle drive quality, also know as “Driveability”. This system from AVL uses its own transducers, calibrated to the sensitivity and response of the human body to measure the forces felt by the driver, such as acceleration, shock, surging, vibration, noise, etc. Simultaneously, the vehicle operating conditions are measured, (throttle grip angle, engine speed, gear, vehicle speed, temperature, etc). Because the software is pre-programmed with the scores from a multitude of different vehicles in each vehicle class via neural networks and fuzzy logic formula, a quality score with reference to similar competitor vehicles is instantly given. This tool is already successfully implemented in the market for years to investigate such driveability parameters for passenger cars.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Maki Kawakoshi, Takashi Kobayashi, Makoto Hasegawa
Controllability (C) is the parameter that determines the Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) of each hazardous event based on an international standard of electrical and/or electronic systems within road vehicles (ISO 26262). On application to motorcycles of ISO26262 that was intended only for passenger cars, it is considered that it is desirable to estimate the C class by subjective evaluation of expert riders. Expert riders are professional test riders, and they differ from ordinary riders. They can ride safely and evaluate the motorcycle performance stably even if the test condition is at the limit of vehicle performance. Expert riders evaluate motorcycle performance from the viewpoint of ordinary riders. However, riding maneuvers of ordinary riders have not been confirmed by objective data. For this reason, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of riding maneuvers of expert riders and of ordinary riders. This study seeks to confirm the compatibility between the riding maneuvers of expert riders and those of ordinary riders.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
R Varunprabhu, Himadri Bushan Das, S Jabez Dhinagar
The steering system of a 3-wheeler vehicle comprises a single column steering tube. The steering inclination at handle bar end is converted to wheel slip or inclination by the steering column. A compromise in either ride or handling is considered in the functional requirement of the 3-wheeler vehicle. The three wheeled vehicle under study is designed for ride comfort and the handling levels are compromised. Variants of the vehicle under study are meant for public passenger transport requirements. Drivers’ ride comfort is considered as the primary functional requirement during design and driver’s steering fatigue is not given importance. For the comfort of driver, steering effort has to be less without compromise in handling characteristics. The driver of this type of vehicle drives the vehicle for 15-18 hours a day. Driver’s feedback suggests high steering effort as a human fatigue failure mode and also a cause of shoulder pain. In this project, a DC motor assisted steering mechanism with an electronic control module has been designed.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Federico Giovannini, Niccolò Baldanzini, Marco Pierini
The Powered Two-Wheelers (PTWs) control is more complex than any other road vehicle control, due to the implicit instability of those vehicles. Maneuvers such as braking or swerving, require additional driving abilities to prevent the vehicle from falling, in particular during emergency events, such as panic braking or last second swerving. Focusing on emergency braking maneuvers, in those situations the PTW control is very demanding due to the necessity to adjust the braking intensity in the best way. For standard PTWs, a common cause of accident is the loss of adherence and the consequent loss of stability due to emergency braking manoeuvers. It is worth noting that, for a PTW, the loss of stability means a high probability of fall, especially while cornering. Accordingly, the aim of this study is to propose and evaluate a fall detection algorithm for PTWs performing braking manoeuvers, developed to alert an advanced riding assistance system in order to produce proper counteractions against the imminent fall.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Kazuhiro Ito, Yoshitaka Tezuka, Atsushi Hoshino
The frame body of a motorcycle is a core part that receives force from the road via the front and rear suspensions as well as holding heavy objects such as the engine. It is therefore important to finish fundamental design in the early stage of product development. Regarding the strength of frame body, if the load input to the frame body under the hardest condition like on rough roads can be estimated by simulation, an appropriate frame body design in the early stage of development would be possible. Some techniques have been recently introduced to estimate input loads and/or fatigue strength by the full vehicle simulation to analyze the automobile running on rough roads. In motorcycles, meanwhile, there are some cases with making on the test bench of strength and/or durability tests, and conversion of such tests to CAE simulation. However, there are only a few cases with estimating input loads when running on rough roads. One of the reasons is that it is difficult to accurately estimate suspension motions, especially the motions of telescopic front suspension taking into account the motion in the bending direction.
Technical Paper
2014-11-11
Kenichi Morimoto, Kenichi Tanaka
This study describes methods to explain the relationship between the motorcycle specifications and the shimmy phenomenon. Statistical approaches were used presuming the analysis being based on the multibody dynamics simulation having a high degree of freedom to precisely simulate actual motorcycle. There are a number of past attempts to clarify the relationship between the motorcycle specifications and the shimmy phenomenon. One of such efforts is based on the equation of motion. Although such a method is suitable when simply analyzing motions in a fundamental structure, when the number of degrees of freedom is large, generally a practical method cannot be found because it is extremely difficult to deriver an equation of motion. In the meantime, although the author et al. have analyzed shimmy using such multibody dynamics simulation models, the findings are useful only for simulation of performance difference among a number of motorcycles. In this study, we conducted researches taking three steps; (1) extract factors significantly affecting shimmy from motorcycle specifications, (2) explain how a change of motorcycle specifications affects shimmy, and (3) measure performance of a number of motorcycles having various specification.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
James Chinni, Ryan Hoover
Full-scale vehicle crash testing is an accurate method to reproduce many real-world crash conditions in a controlled laboratory environment. However, the costs involved in performing full-scale crash tests can be prohibitive for some purposes. Dynamic sled testing is a lower cost and widely used method to obtain multiple useful data sets for development of frontal crash mitigating technologies, systems and components. Wherever possible, dynamic sled tests should use vehicle-specific deceleration pulses determined from full-scale vehicle crash tests. This paper establishes a dynamic sled test protocol based on data collected from a small number of full-scale heavy vehicle frontal crash tests. The sled test protocol is intended to be utilized as a basis for building a body of knowledge needed to update heavy vehicle frontal impact test recommended practices. These recommended practices provide direction for the development of frontal crash mitigating technologies, systems and components.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
James Chinni, Robert Butler, Shu Yang
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Requirement (FMCSR) 393.76(h) states that “a motor vehicle manufactured on or after July 1, 1971 and equipped with a sleeper berth must be equipped with a means of preventing ejection of the occupant of the sleeper berth during deceleration of the vehicle.” [1] Today, sleeper berths are equipped with sleeper restraint systems that function to contain the sleeper occupant inside the sleeper berth during reasonably foreseeable crashes. To assess the effectiveness of sleeper restraint systems, computer simulation models of the sleeper cab environment and these restraint systems was developed, with a simulated supine occupant in the sleeper. The model was evaluated using two different rollover crash scenarios. The first rollover scenario used measurements from a previously reported tractor-trailer, driver side leading, quarter-turn rollover crash test. The second rollover scenario was based on reconstruction of a very severe crash that occurred on a mountain road, where a tractor-trailer rolled, passenger side leading.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Jeffrey K. Ball, Mark Kittel, Trevor Buss, Greg Weiss
Trucking fleets are increasingly installing DriveCam video event recorders in their vehicles. The DriveCam system is usually mounted near the vehicle’s rear view mirror, and consists of two cameras – one looking forward and one looking towards the driver. The DriveCam system also contains accelerometers that record lateral and longitudinal g-loading, and some may record vehicle speed (in mph) based on GPS positions. The DriveCam unit constantly monitors vehicle acceleration and speed, and also records video. However, the recorded data is only stored when a preset acceleration threshold is met. The stored data is then uploaded to the DriveCam event center, where it can be analyzed to review driver performance as well as the events before and after the triggering event. The primary use of the system is to assist fleets with driver training and education. However, the recorded data is also being used as a tool to reconstruct accidents. By integrating the accelerometer data, the vehicle speed and distance traveled during the event can be calculated.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Venkatesan C, DeepaLakshmi R
The automotive industry is constantly looking for new alternate material and cost is one of the major driving factors for selecting the right material. ABT is a safety critical part and care to be taken while selecting the appropriate material. Polyamide 12(PA12) is the commonly available material which is currently used for ABT applications. Availability and cost factor is always a major concern for commercial vehicle industries. This paper presents the development of an alternative material which has superior heat resistance. Thermoplastic copolyester (TEEE) materials were tried in place Polyamide 12 for many good reasons. The newly developed material has better elastic memory and improved resistance to battery acid, paints and solvents. It doesn’t require plasticizer for extrusion process because of which it has got excellent long term flexibility and superior kink resistance over a period of time. Also it has got better heat ageing properties and higher burst pressure at elevated temperature.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Marc Auger, Larry Plourde, Melissa Trumbore, Terry Manuel
Design of body structures for commercial vehicles differs significantly from automotive due to government, design, usage requirements. Specifically the design of heavy truck doors differ as they are not required to meet side impact requirements due to their height off the ground as compared to automobiles. However, heavy truck doors are subjected to higher loads, longer life and less damage from events. Past aluminum designs relied either on bent extrusions around the periphery of the door or multiple steel and/or aluminum reinforcements joined to the inner in order to provide the necessary structure. Doors using aluminum extrusions for the peripheries were limited to two dimensional bending for the extrusions resulting in a planar door with limited styling features an opportunity for aerodynamic improvements. Doors with stamped reinforcements and door mounted mirrors require joining the inner and outer structure at the lower mirror mount forcing the use of a division bar to split the glass that impedes vision and drives cost for the extra parts.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Raghuram Krishnamurthy, Dr. Rani Mukherjee
Safety compliance has a new set of difficult questions to address due to the usage of COTS, OSS and externally supplied software code in automotive systems. The use of third-party software component is essential to business as it helps in reduction of cost and development cycle. However, there are many technical risks encountered when incorporating Third-Party Software (TPSW) components into safety related software. Moreover, safety systems conforming to new automotive safety standard ISO 26262 are expected to satisfy criteria for co-existence of TPSW with internal safety related software and legacy code. The purpose is to avoid a potential failure that may be triggered by TPSW which in turn may propagate to cause failure in other software partitions. There are several options available to address the above requirements. We should carefully evaluate the TPSW’s functionality and pedigree and apply combination of techniques to assist in supporting the intent of ISO 26262. This paper discusses on the issues concerning insertion of third party software code (OEM supplied code, Tier 2 vendor software) into in-house developed ECU software.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Dong Zhang, Changfu Zong, Ying Wan, Hongyu Zheng, Wei-qiang Zhao
Electronic braking system (EBS) of commercial vehicle is developed from ABS to enhance the brake performance. Based on the early study, this paper aims at the development and research on control strategy of Advanced Electronic Braking Systems for commercial vehicle. It mainly includes braking force distribution and multiple targets control strategy. In the study of braking force distribution control strategy, the mass of vehicle and axle loads will be calculated dynamically and distributed the ideal braking. Through braking intention recognition, the brake pad wear control intervenes when braking uncritically and detecting a difference in the pads between the front and rear axles. The brake assistant supports the driver during the full application of the brake and the braking distance is shortened due to the reduction in response time. In the study of stability control algorithms of multiple targets, using the simplified model, a Kalman filter estimator and an Adaptive Kalman filter estimator of heavy duty vehicles are built, by which the estimations about parameters and states are realized successfully.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Ying Wan, Dong Zhang, Zhao Weiqiang, Changfu Zong, Jongchol Han
The braking system is the most important component of vehicleto ensure the vehicle safety, especially for commercial vehicles which are used to transport goods or passengers. In recent years, electronic braking system(EBS) has developed rapidly. EBS enhances vehicle safety and improves the performance of braking, and pneumatic EBS is getting wide-spread incommercial vehicles. However, the performance of pneumatic EBS is seriously affected by the hysteresis characteristics of pressure responses, which would increase the braking distance and may cause fatal traffic accidents, so many researchers are studying on controlling hysteresis characteristics. Therefore, this paper establishes an EBS simulation platform which can reflect the hysteresis characteristics of the EBS components. The results of the EBS simulation platform are compared with that of a test bed to verify the accuracy of the platform. After that, in order to ensure the feasibility of this simulation platform in developing EBS strategy, it is used in developing a hysteresis compensation control strategy.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Xinyu Ge, Jonathan Jackson
Cost reduction in automotive industry becomes a widely-adopted operational strategy not only for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that take cost leader generic corporation strategy, but also for many OMEs that take differentiation generic corporation strategy. Since differentiation generic strategy requires an organization to provide a product or service above the industry average level, a premium is typically included in the tag price for those products or services. Cost reduction measures could increase risks for the organizations that pursue differentiation strategy. Although manufacturers in automotive industry dramatically improved production efficiency in past ten years, they are still facing up with the pressure of cost control. The big challenge in the cost control for automakers and suppliers is increasing prices of raw materials, energy and labor costs. These costs construct constrains for the traditional economic expansion model. Lean manufacturing and other traditional Six Sigma processes have been widely utilized to reduce waste and improve efficiency further in the automotive industry.
Technical Paper
2014-09-30
Massimiliano Ruggeri, Carlo Ferraresi, Luca Dariz, Giorgio malaguti MD
The world of electronics is rapidly changing due to the new functional safety regulations, both for Construction Equipments and for Agricultural Machines. From the 2014 the new ISO4254 recalls the ISO25119, applying the functional safety to all Agricultural machines other than Tractors. But Tractors will be involved in new functional safety requirements from 2016, being analyzed under the ISO25119 statements. Functional safety requirements and solutions are more expensive in proportion for small machines: lower cost machines with less power but same functionalities with respect to the big machines. The paper will show a real electronic control unit design of a machine controller, controlling both engine working point, transmission, and other utilities like PTO, 4WD, brakes and Differential Lock; the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) was designed in accordance to ISO 25119 regulation, to meet AgPL = C or even D for some functionalities. The unit is a fully redundant electronic control unit with two CAN networks and some special safe state oriented mechanism, that allow the Performance Level C with less software analysis requirements compared with traditional solutions.
Technical Paper
2014-09-16
Rodrigo Felix, John Economou, Kevin Knowles
Upon their arrival, Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) brought with them many benefits for those involved in a military campaign. They can use such systems to reconnoitre dangerous areas, provide 24-hr aerial security surveillance for force protection purposes or even attack enemy targets all the while avoiding friendly human losses in the process. Unfortunately, these platforms also carry the inherent risk of being built on inherently vulnerable cybernetic systems. From software which can be tampered with to either steal data, damage or even outright steal the aircraft, to the data networks used for communications which can be jammed or even eavesdropped on to gain access to sensible information. All this has the potential to turn the benefits of UAS into liabilities and although the last decade has seen great advances in the development of protection and countermeasures against the described threats and beyond the risk still endures. With this in mind the present work will describe a monitoring system whose purpose is to monitor UAS mission profile implementation at both high level mission execution and at lower level software code operation to tackle the specific threats of malicious code and possible spurious commands received over the vehicle’s data links.
Book
2014-09-04
William C. Messner
Over the years, the DARPA Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air. Military applications have received a great deal of attention, with weaponized unmanned aircraft (drones) being the most prominent. However, unmanned vehicles with varying degrees of autonomy already have many civilian applications. Some of these are quite familiar (such as the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner), while others remain largely out of the public eye (such as autonomous farm equipment). Additional applications and more capable vehicles are rapidly coming to the markets in the years ahead. This book examines a number of economically important areas in which unmanned and autonomous vehicles, also understood here as autonomous technologies, are already used or soon will be. Co-published by SAE International and AUVSI, Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter will assist the reader in identifying profitable opportunities and avoiding costly misconceptions with respect to civilian applications of autonomous vehicle technologies as it brings together chapters on how air, water, and ground vehicles are becoming ever more used and appreciated.
Technical Paper
2014-09-01
Zachary A. Collier, Steve Walters, Dan DiMase, Jeffrey M. Keisler, Igor Linkov
Counterfeit electronic components entering into critical infrastructure and applications through the global supply chain threaten the economy and national security. In response to the growing threat from counterfeits, the Society of Automotive Engineers G-19 Committee is developing AS6171. This aerospace standard is focused on testing facilities with a goal of standardizing the process of counterfeit detection. An integral part of the standard is a semi-quantitative risk assessment method. This method assigns risk scores to electronic components based on a number of relevant criteria, and places the components into one of five risk tier levels corresponding to an appropriate level of laboratory testing to ensure the authenticity of the component. In this way, the methodology aims at standardizing the risk assessment process and bases the identified risk as guidance for commensurate testing protocols. This paper outlines the risk assessment method contained within AS6171 and briefly explores other complementary efforts and research gaps within the G-19 and electronics community.
Article
2014-08-29
NIRA Dynamics AB has developed friction algorithms for where the rubber meets the road, and is seeking partners to put them into action for improved safety. Existing driver-assistance systems are “steps in the right direction, but with the new algorithms by NIRA cars can take a large step further and get even smarter,” the company says in an Aug. 28 press release.
Article
2014-08-27
With the recent publishing of four technical reports, SAE International now offers a series of recommended practices designed to enhance overall ambulance safety in several areas, including patient compartments and occupant restraint.
WIP Standard
2014-08-26
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) describes two classes of lubricants which, when properly applied, can be used in oxygen systems and components.
Standard
2014-08-26
This SAE Recommended Practice identifies and defines requirements relating to the safe integration of the fuel cell system, the hydrogen fuel storage and handling systems (as defined and specified in SAE J2579) and high voltage electrical systems into the overall Fuel Cell Vehicle. The document may also be applied to hydrogen vehicles with internal combustion engines. This document relates to the overall design, construction, operation and maintenance of fuel cell vehicles. 1.1 Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide mechanical and electrical system safety guidelines, safety criteria and methodologies that should be considered when designing fuel cell vehicles for use on public roads. 1.2 Field of Application This document is applicable to fuel cell vehicles designed for use on public roads.
WIP Standard
2014-08-26
This SAE Recommended Practice applies to all commercial, self-propelled, or towed motor vehicles which transport property or passengers in interstate commerce in which the gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating exceeds 4550 kg (10 000 lb).
WIP Standard
2014-08-26
The SAE Recommended Practice applies to all commercial, self- propelled motor vehicles which transport property or passengers when: gross weight~the vehicle has a gross weight rating of more than 4540 kg (10 000 lb); fuel~the fuel used has a boiling point above 0 °C (32 °F) at normal atmospheric pressure.
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