Control of electric vehicles with autonomous corner modules: implementation aspects and fault handling
Journal article, 2008
In this paper, vehicle dynamics for electric vehicles equipped
with in-wheel motors and individual steering actuators are studied adopting
the principles of optimal tyre-force allocation. A simple method for
describing the constraints owing to tyre and actuator limitations is described.
The control architecture is evaluated by investigating its response to realistic
fault conditions. The evaluation demonstrates that the control architecture’s
ability to ensure vehicle stability generally is good. However, during major
faults and extreme driving situations, vehicle stability is not maintained
unless the constraints in the optimisation process used for tyre-force allocation
are adapted to the specific fault.
autonomous corner module
electric in-wheel motor