Introduction.- Lateral Vehicle Dynamics.- Steering Control for Automated Lane Keeping.- Longitudinal Vehicle Dynamics.- Introduction to Longitudinal Control.- Adaptive Cruise Control.- Longitudinal Control for Vehicle Platoons.- Electronic Stability Control.- Mean Value Modeling of SI and Diesel Engines.- Design and Analysis of Passive Automotive Suspensions.- Active Automotive Suspensions.- Semi-Active Suspensions.- Lateral and Longitudinal Tire Forces.-Tire-Road Friction Measurement on Highway Vehicles.-Index.
This is the first ever book that provides a comprehensive coverage of automotive control systems. The presentation of dynamic models in the text is also unique. The dynamic models are tractable while retaining the level of richness that is necessary for control system design. Much of the mateiral in the book is not available in any other text.
This book presents dynamic models and control systems useful for a large number of vehicle applications. Dynamic models are developed from first principles. Dynamic models with different levels of detail are presented for each application, with the limitations of each model clearly explained. The book presents in-depth coverage of vehicle control systems and applications including cruise control, ABS, adaptive cruise control, automated lane keeping, automated highway systems, engine control, passive, active and semi-active suspensions, tire models and tire-road friction estimation.