A Supervisory Control to Manage Brakes and Four-Wheel-Steer Systems 2004-01-1059
This paper presents the development of coordinated control of vehicle systems, specifically for controlled brakes and controlled steering systems. By utilizing a control structure to oversee a four-wheel-steer (4WS) system and a brake-based vehicle stability enhancement (VSE) system, it is possible to achieve improvements in vehicle stability and driver workload/comfort, and to reduce compromises in vehicle handling. The coordinated control is designed to leverage the unique strengths of 4WS and VSE, and to prevent conflicts between them. Vehicle test results prove the viability of the concept.