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Correlation of Objective Measures and Subjective Assessments (iCOMSA)

Reference number
Coordinator Volvo Personvagnar Aktiebolag - Avd 96520 Vehicle Dynamics and Calibration
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 970 500
Project duration March 2013 - December 2016
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
End-of-project report 2012-04609eng.pdf (pdf, 692 kB)

Purpose and goal

Aim was to find methods that enable an efficient process for objective vehicle dynamics evaluation for both early development and during vehicle validation, which is achieved and exemplified in many of the results. Based on knowledge of correlation between Obj. Metrics and Subj. Assessments the aim was also to develop new intelligent vehicle systems, which is partly achieved, more time has been spent on first part to gain more knowledge for the second.

Expected results and effects

13 publications have been written within the project giving a good knowledge base for future developments. The method that can predict SA from combinations of key OM can be used in early development for parameter analysis or optimization of SA profile for new vehicles. The tablet app is a tool developed that will make the evaluation process more effective as well as the SA have higher quality. New definitions and identifications of robust OM for winter conditions have also been proposed.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been conducted as an industrial PhD project with supervision and engagement from both Academia (KTH) and industry (Volvo Cars). The project has consisted a lot of planning, execution and analysis of experiments, both summer and winter tests as well as driving simulator studies.

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Last updated 24 February 2020

Reference number 2012-04609

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