Camargo, E., Fernandes, C., Sprandel, L., Castro, R. et al., "Pedal Feeling Study Basis on Customer Braking Behavior," SAE Technical Paper 2015-36-0006, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-36-0006.
This paper focused on pedal feeling studies at most often longitudinal decelerations for the normal daily usage of customers. Such decelerations were defined in vehicle equipped with sensors in a specific itinerary near Resende/Penedo city (southeastern Brazil) with several clients using the same vehicles. Through the decelerations acquired, one could correlate, objectively and subjectively, the pedal effort and travel that delight the customers, reaching the so called ideal pedal feeling. The mapping provides the needed input data to develop, or adapt, a vehicle to the best condition expected by consumers.