Active Front Steering (Part 2): Safety and Functionality 2004-01-1101
Active Front Steering (AFS) is a newly developed technology for passenger cars that realises an electronically controlled superposition of an angle to the hand steering wheel angle that is prescribed by the driver. It enables functionalities such as (vehicle velocity) variable steering ratio, steering lead, as well as it provides an interface to support vehicle dynamics control systems. This paper focuses on application dependent safety functions and steering assistance functions. All functions described are model based, their accuracy is demonstrated.