The Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) is a maneuver frequently used by the law enforcement to terminate a hazardous vehicle pursuit situation. The maneuver is performed by intentionally nudging the pursued vehicle sideways to create large yaw motion which renders the pursued vehicle out of control. This work investigates the behavior of vehicles involved in this maneuver, develops dynamics models for the pre-impact, impact, and post-impact stages. Simulation results provide guidelines for the effective execution of the maneuver. In addition, the case for the vehicle equipped with an active yaw control system, such as the Electronic Stability Control, in response to the PIT maneuver is also addressed.
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Vehicle Dynamics in Response to the Maneuver of Precision Immobilization Technique
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Zhou, J, Lu, J, & Peng, H. "Vehicle Dynamics in Response to the Maneuver of Precision Immobilization Technique." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. ASME 2008 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Parts A and B. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. October 20–22, 2008. pp. 577-584. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2008-2183
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