In recent years, there have been great advances in the definition of desired handling characteristics for conventional passenger cars. Focus was always on the impression of the car the driver gets, while driving it. With the automation of the driving task, this will change. It is therefore necessary to redefine these requirements with the driver/costumer in the passenger seat.


In this project, new requirements should be defined for pitch-, heave- and roll dynamics of fully automated vehicles. First, the feasible solution space shall be defined by taking into account actuator limitations as well as the interdependency with longitudinal and lateral dynamics. Following, solutions should be determined with the help of driving simulator and real vehicle studies. The results should define optimal ride comfort by taking into account vehicle class, as well as the equipment of the car with (semi-)active suspension systems.