Map of Achievable Performance (MAP)
The MAP approach provides a way to analyze the steady-state handling behavior of road/race cars. It is completely general, in the sense that is can be employed for any real car, and for any mathematical model as well. Two concepts play a central role in MAP: the achievable region, that is the totality of the achievable trim conditions for a given vehicle, and the level (handling) curves inside the achievable region, to highlight the vehicle peculiar features. The envelope of level curves is often a good practical way to obtain the achievable regions.