An Approach to Torque-Based Engine Management Systems 2001-01-0269
The ever-growing number of interacting electronic vehicle control systems requires new control algorithms to manage the increasing system complexity. The paper describes a torque-based engine control architecture which uses a central torque demand variable to control the regulating qualities. This torque demand variable is the result of the coordination of all torque requests throughout the vehicle. Therefore, the system manages the whole process of prioritizing the torque demands of the different subsystems such as electronic stability or transmission control. If further vehicle subsystems have to be integrated, the structure can be easily extended as the torque demand variable is the only interface between the engine control algorithms and other vehicle control systems.