Automated Lane Changing With a Controlled Steering-Wheel Feedback Torque for Low Lateral Acceleration Purposes

To bridge the gap between autonomous and normal steering during low lateral acceleration maneuvers, a steering-wheel torque controller is developed. It consists of three controllers in series, a high-gain feedback steering-wheel torque controller, a nonlinear steering-angle controller, and a linear yaw-rate controller. A validated two degrees of freedom steering-system model, in combination with a single-track vehicle model, is used to determine the controller parameters. Driving tests with different drivers have been executed to find a comfortable steering-wheel torque/angle relation. This relation is maintained throughout the lane change by specifying the steering-wheel torque as a function of the steering-wheel angle tracking error. Experiments show promising results regarding the driver/vehicle interaction, but also show that a system to detect the lanes and the vehicle position on the road is required for further improvement.


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  • Accession Number: 01724819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 10 2019 5:12PM