Title: Global chassis control by sensing forces/moments at the wheels

Authors: M. Gobbi, J. Botero, G. Mastinu

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Technical University), Via La Masa, 34, 20156 Milan, Italy. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Technical University), Via La Masa, 34, 20156 Milan, Italy. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Technical University), Via La Masa, 34, 20156 Milan, Italy

Abstract: The paper presents the expected improvement on the active safety of road vehicles deriving from the real time measurement of forces and moments at the wheels. A measuring wheel developed at the Politecnico di Milano is described. The active safety of road vehicles is mainly related to longitudinal motions (braking, etc.) and lateral motions (yaw moment control). Up-to date control strategies are described in the paper. New controls are presented, aiming to use all of the information available and provided by the measuring wheels. It is envisaged, a significant improvement of the vehicle active safety.

Keywords: road vehicles; active safety; measuring wheels; longitudinal control; lateral control; global chassis control; vehicle safety; force measurement; yaw moment control; braking; real time measurement; control strategy; sensors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVAS.2009.033262

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, 2009 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.221 - 242

Published online: 14 May 2010 *

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