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Stabilization of Vehicle Dynamics by Tire Digital Control—Tire Disturbance Control Algorithm for an Electric Motor Drive System

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Bridgestone Corporation; 3-1-1 Ogawahigashi-cho, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo 187-8531, Japan
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Bridgestone Corporation, 1-1, Kyobashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8340, Japan
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj10020025
Received: 16 April 2019 / Revised: 17 May 2019 / Accepted: 18 May 2019 / Published: 21 May 2019
We propose an algorithm with disturbance control for tires on electric vehicles (EVs) so as to improve the steering stability of the vehicle. The effect was validated on EVs equipped with twin independent electric motors on a skid pad. The algorithm with the disturbance controller can remove the external noise generated on tires in order to suppress the abrupt slip and micro vibration generated between the tire and road surface, especially on low friction surfaces at the critical speed of the vehicle. The effective frequency corresponded to tire scale length. The effect was verified by the fact that the hysteresis loop with control on the chart of steer angle and yaw rate showed a smaller loop than those without control. The hysteresis loop with control also appeared at the oversteering area, which can be interpreted as evidence that the algorithm can make the vehicle more stable and gain faster speed on the skid pad. It is concluded that the tire digital control works well without any information from sensors on the vehicle body and without any cooperative control between tires. View Full-Text
Keywords: tire; disturbance; stabilization; digital control; electric motor tire; disturbance; stabilization; digital control; electric motor
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Akutagawa, K.; Wakao, Y. Stabilization of Vehicle Dynamics by Tire Digital Control—Tire Disturbance Control Algorithm for an Electric Motor Drive System. World Electr. Veh. J. 2019, 10, 25.

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