- lateral acceleration
- the component of the vector acceleration of a point in the vehicle perpendicular to the vehicle x-axis and parallel to the road plane. Note: in steady-state condition, lateral acceleration is equal to the product of centripetal acceleration times the cosine of the vehicle's sideslip angle. Since in most test conditions the sideslip angle is small, for practical purposes, the lateral acceleration can be considered equal to centripetal acceleration.

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