Title: Technical Report/New Innovations. A steering trailer: design aspects and experimental results

Authors: Scott Kimbrough

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Utah, SLC, UT 84112, USA

Abstract: A steering trailer was built to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a proposed automatic steering system. Answers were sought to these questions: 1) do the proposed control strategies work? 2) what type of actuator is required? 3) what sensors are required? 4) what are driver reactions and impressions? 5) what problems arise? This paper describes the experience gained while analysing, designing, constructing, and testing a small prototype steering trailer.

Keywords: steering trailers; automatic steering systems; automated steering; heavy vehicles; steering control; actuators; sensors; driver reactions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1994.054651

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1994 Vol.1 No.3, pp.347 - 356

Available online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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