To produce competitive vehicles, their comfort is one important issue to take into account during the development process. The aim of this study is to develop an on-line comfort evaluation tool in order to improve research and education in the field of vehicle comfort at the division of Vehicle Dynamics at the Royal Institute of Technology.
Based on ISO standards concerning comfort an on-line evaluation tool has been developed using DASYLab, which is a software that allows creation of acquisition, control, simulation and analysis tasks.
The developed tool has been evaluated by performing measurements of a VOLVO V40 equipped with sensors. Different sorts of surfaces and driving conditions have been investigated, and from this investigation one can conclude that the comfort tool works properly.
Author: Sala De Rafael, Jose Manuel