Optimal Coordination of Chassis Systems in Simultaneous Operations 12-03-02-0008
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SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles-V129-12EJ
Many research projects are focusing on automated vehicles and reinventing the automotive industry. New technologies are introduced, and the pillars of the ground vehicle are revisited and new challenges appeared. This article focuses on the chassis systems and their control strategies. While assistance strategies use to manage specific operations, autonomous vehicles need to handle simultaneous operations. Optimal solutions for systems coordination are discussed in this article. Robust control synthesis and optimization-based control allocation algorithms are adopted. Results show that the more we get closer to fully autonomous driving where an important number of embedded systems are needed, the more optimal coordination strategies are relevant. These strategies should be considered in the upcoming automotive industrial standards.