Development of Vehicle Yaw Stability Controller 2013-26-0086
Electronics is widely used for improving the vehicle safety due to its characteristics like fast response, multi sensor interface and implementation of complex control strategy. Already a majority of vehicles are fitted with some kind of Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system in many countries to improve safety performance.
Yaw stability is one of the major elements under ESP system. A project was undertaken to develop Yaw Stability Control (YSC) strategy.
YSC strategy development is very challenging due to several issues like dynamics of event, ability of brake hydraulics and /or Engine torque controller to respond, proving of the strategy under different user scenarios etc.
This paper describes the challenges faced and solutions tried out while development. The paper presents the YSC controller strategy, different regulatory requirements, test data and results with and without YSC on a typical SUV vehicle. The controller has been developed using Matlab Simulink environment. The control model details are also presented.