Virtualization in the 2-Wheeler ARAS development (VIR2AL)

Active / Advanced Rider Assistance Systems (ARAS; e.g.: emergency braking systems, evasion assistants) are widely used in the sector of passenger cars. As before in ABS or ASR, the stage of development in the motorcycle sector is clearly lagging behind.

The market introduction of ARAS depends on whether the challenges regarding the motorcycle occupant, as for instance rider-vehicle-linkage, riding stabilization, and user acceptance, as well as the challenges regarding the technology, such as environment sensors, actuators, and closed-loop control can be solved. To address these challenges, a dynamic riding simulator should be developed during this project that especially takes into account the coupling of the rider – by means of a dynamic mass coupling to the vehicle, but also in the sense of user interfaces.

A highly dynamic motorcycle riding simulator allows controllability and acceptance studies and thus covers the relevant investigations regarding the “human factor”. Fundamental investigations regarding the technical feasibility of ARAS in real vehicles are covered by a HiL/MiL/SiL integration and the vehicle dynamics, input, and feedback model adapted to it.

The research work is conducted within the framework of a project supported by ZIM in cooperation with VIgrade and the Center for Traffic Sciences in Würzburg (German: Würzburger Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften, WIVW).

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