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difference between yaw and orientation of a vehicle

asked 2016-03-03 08:58:47 -0600

mayank_m gravatar image

What is the difference between yaw and orientation of a car. I know the difference between the orientation and the steering angle of a car. How is yaw related to both of them ? Also is yaw rate same as angular velocity of the car?

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answered 2016-03-03 09:06:29 -0600

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Orientation is a high-level term. It includes roll, pitch and yaw if you are representing orientation with Euler angles. If you are representing orientation with Quaternion, it includes x, y, z, and w corresponding to Quaternion components.

In other words, yaw is only one component of orientation.

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So yaw is entirely different from steering angle of the car ?

mayank_m gravatar image mayank_m  ( 2016-03-03 10:08:00 -0600 )edit

Exactly. Different, but related of course. Steering angle results in lateral force on wheels and this force results in yaw motion.

Akif gravatar image Akif  ( 2016-03-03 11:00:33 -0600 )edit

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