ABS Strategies for Heavy Vehicles
Research aimed at improving the performance of ABS systems in heavy vehicles.
Current heavy vehicle ABS uses an inefficient heuristic control approach, which works on cycles of predicting and superseding the limits of tyre-road adhesion, and then reducing brake pressure to allow the wheel to rotate again. An alternative approach to ABS is wheel slip control, which optimizes tyre slip continuously during braking, thereby maximizing deceleration while maintaining vehicle maneuverability. The goal of this research project is to develop a practical wheel slip control system suitable for commercial use on articulated vehicles. The investigation includes studies of novel methods of actuation, advanced controller designs, and integrated parameter estimation algorithms.
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Dec 03, 2012
CVDC is pleased to announce Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) as the newest member of the consortium.
Nov 27, 2012
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Nov 07, 2012
CVDC is pleased to announce Wincanton as the newest member of the consortium.
May 14, 2012
CVDC is pleased to announce SDC as the newest member of the consortium.