Thursday, 12 June 2014

ABRAM is testing autonomous emergency braking for motorycles

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) is conducting a pilot study to investigate the possible behaviours and the subjective perception of motorcycle riders when an automatic deceleration kicks in.

The test consists of mild decelerations of the motorcycle while traveling at a constant speed of 40 km/h along a straight in a flat area free from traffic and obstacles. The deceleration triggers at random time within a given time window. The decelerations are produced by cutting out the engine power thus making the vehicle slow down due to frictions with a constant deceleration of 2 m/s^2 (corresponding to 20% of a full braking action).

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