Vehicle Dynamics are two words that you tend to often see on websites and social media platforms dealing with driver training. It is my opinion that many providers take liberty with the definition of Vehicle Dynamics. This is not a criticism, but an observation.
When moving through any scenario the driver is managing time and distance. In an emergency, survival comes down to how much time and distance do you have to avoid the problem.
A recent video of a Toyota Truck coming close to flipping as it drove through the “Moose Test”, created a great deal of Social Media talk. PDC would like to share our thoughts on the video. Our Thoughts For those that conduct EVOC programs, the Moose Test is a lane change without the decision component. […]
Understeer and Oversteer are terms used to explain vehicle characteristics, and they are important signals transmitted to you by the vehicle, it is how the vehicle communicates to you. It is the vehicles way of telling you what you should do next. In a nutshell, understeer and oversteer are the interrelationships of the front and rear ends of the car.
If there is one exercise that appears in most all EVOC programs it would be the slalom course. Driving through a slalom creates an abundance of teaching points, one of them is the effect of vehicle speed on the decision-making process. The following are some examples of how that can be accomplished.