A DRIVE-BY-WIRE VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SEVERELY DISABLED DRIVERS

The paper discusses the development of an automated drive-by-wire system for disabled drivers, developed at TRRL. The system uses no mechanical links between a driver and a vehicle's controls but only electrical connections. It is based on the principle of a driver operating a knob or joystick to generate an electrical signal which demands a required control action using electrically-controlled servo systems for steering, throttle and brakes. The paper describes the installation of the system in a number of vehicles and the results of trials carried out. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • PENOYRE, S
    • Staneman, B G
    • Feaver, J L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 116-119

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conference Pub 141 Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1977 12:00AM