Concepts for Improving the Dynamics of Passenger Cars by means of Cooperating Control Systems

Concepts for Improving the Dynamics of Passenger Cars by means of Cooperating Control Systems

By
Sven A. Beiker, Manfred Mitschke
ATZ Worldwide.
2001, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pages 15-18

With today’s vehicle dynamics control systems, it is possible to improve the behaviour of passenger cars in various ways. In this article by researchers from the TU Braunschweig, superimposed front steering, additional rear steering and individual brake intervention are compared by the use of simulation methods in order to show in which sense they are similar and how they differ. Furthermore, the article examines what level of additional improvement can be achieved if the systems are used in cooperation, rather than on a stand-alone basis.