Experimental investigation of a narrow leaning vehicle tilt stability control system

S. Kidane, R. Rajamani, L. Alexander, P. Starr, M. Donath

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One way of addressing traffic congestion is by more efficiently utilizing existing highway infrastructure. Narrow Tilting Vehicles that need reduced-width lanes can be part of the solution if they can be designed to be safe, stable and easy to operate. In this paper implementation and experimental investigation of a tilt stability control system for such a vehicle is presented. This control system is a combination of three different types of control schemes: Steering Tilt Control (STC) system, Direct Tilt Control (DTC) system and Tilt Brake system. The combined STC + DTC (SDTC) system is validated by running standard vehicle maneuver experiments such as turns and lane changes. The performance of the Tilt Brake algorithm is also verified for different brake switchover scenarios. Finally different experiment results are presented to demonstrate the effect of desired tilt angle definition on the handling of a narrow tilting vehicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 American Control Conference, ACC - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY


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