Integrated Chassis Control to Improve Vehicle Handling Dynamics Performance 2011-01-0958
Many of today's modern vehicles are ‘smart’ enough to sense their environments and make decisions that influence things such as handling, stability, safety and comfort. As of today, these systems are functioning in a standalone manner. Research shows the benefits of integration of these systems. This paper presents the development of an integrated control system amongst active front steering, active suspension, brake-based electronic stability control and variable torque distribution system. The simulation results show that this integration strategy enhances the vehicle handling stability in terms of reduction in vehicle yaw rate and side-slip angle that would not be attained in standalone manner.