The obstacle avoidance maneuver was the subject of many researches. Most of the models for calculation of distance necessary to perform the avoidance maneuver were based on theoretical researches, that took into account a large number of simplifications. In order to analyse the influence of different drivers and vehicles on a maneuver, an experimental research study of lane change was carried out at the test track which enables repeatability in the same conditions. Based on those researches it was established the empirical model for calculation of evasive maneuver distance. This model can be used for traffic accidents reconstruction, but also in the development concept of modern “intelligent” vehicles.
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