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Section: Systems and Control
Tutor: FAGIANO LORENZO MARIO
Advisor: SAVARESI SERGIO MATTEO Major Research topic
:Advanced Control Systems for Vehicle Motion Control in High-Performance VehiclesAbstract:
Nowadays, various types of vehicle motion control systems are becoming popular in the automotive industry. This trend is particularly relevant for high-performance road cars, in which case feedback control is applied in order to fully exploit the potential of the vehicles and enhance the fun-to-drive element for the driver, while also improving safety.
Within this context, this work is focused on the development of advanced control techniques for vehicle dynamics control, including strongly model-based techniques such as Model Predictive Control. In particular, an in-depth investigation of the opportunities arising from the spread of novel technological solutions, such as hybrid and electric powertrains and drive-by-wire systems, is conducted. In particular, three different approaches to vehicle motion control are considered, namely torque vectoring (which is particularly well-suited to hybrid and electric vehicles), active front-wheel steering and active rear-wheel steering.