Vehicle steering arrangement, autonomous vehicle steering arrangement, a vehicle, and a method of steering a vehicle
Patent, 2018

A vehicle steering arrangement for a vehicle comprises a rack a position sensor, a steering column, a steering wheel, a torque sensor arranged to sense a torque applied onto the steering wheel and arranged to provide a torque signal representative thereof, an electronic control unit provided with a virtual steering model, a rack-mounted electromechanical actuator, and a force obtaining arrangement configured to obtain forces of steered wheels acting on the rack. The electronic control unit is configured to provide a virtual rack position based on the virtual steering model and at least a combination of the obtained forces and the torque signal, and is arranged to control the rack-mounted electromechanical actuator such that the current position of the rack is controlled towards the virtual rack position. The present disclosure also relates to an autonomous vehicle steering arrangement, a vehicle and a method of steering a vehicle.

electric power steering

vehicle steering

virtual steering model


Diomidis Katzourakis

Volvo Cars

Caspar Hanselaar

Volvo Cars

Mathias R Lidberg

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Volvo Car Corporation



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Vehicle Engineering


Control Engineering

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