Advanced Electronic Chassis Control Systems 2001-01-2534
The objective of this paper is to examine the state-of-the-art technologies driving the development of advanced electronic chassis control systems. In addition, the paper provides an overview of how the future systems will function and reveals the benefits to the consumer by these advanced solutions.
Advanced electronic chassis control systems naturally segment into several categories including advanced electronic braking systems, advanced electronic steering systems, electronic suspension systems, and collision warning / avoidance systems. Together, these intelligent, automated, vehicle control systems offer the consumer a safer driving experience with a higher performing, more fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly automobile.
Key enabling technologies to support these systems include low-cost, robust ‘failsafe’ solutions, high performance processors capable of signal processing, a whole array of new sensor technology and a new high speed serial communications protocol which will be highly dependable. All of these new technologies will be discussed from a perspective of how they enable the electronic chassis control system.