Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MAE 297 Seminar – Dan Williams

Advances in Automatic and Artificial Vehicle Steering Systems
by Dan Williams

Vehicle steering is in the midst of a dramatic transformation.  Automatic control theory combined with low cost sensors and actuators allow artificial steering feedback to be offered on vehicles to improve driver comfort and performance, first by TRW and more recently by others.  In parallel to this torque control system, autonomous vehicles demand closed loop control of steering displacement.  The evolution of vehicle steering from open loop hydraulic assist to closed loop control will be discussed.  The advantage of synthetic torque feedback will be presented.  The integration of electronically controlled steering with other vehicle systems will be addressed.
Full Abstract

Date(s) - 11/06/2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1062 Bainer Classroom


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