Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

2015 Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad

Vehicle Dynamics Control

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5058-9_71


Current prevailing control technology enables vehicle dynamic control through powertrain torque manipulation and individual wheel braking. Longitudinal control can maintain vehicle acceleration/braking capability within the physical limits that the road condition can support, while vehicle lateral control can preserve vehicle steering/handling capability up to the maximum capacity offered by the road/tire interaction. Since most of these controllers are driver-assist systems, their objective is to retain the vehicle dynamic state in operating regions familiar to drivers. In general, this implies that the controller will keep the tire in its linear region and avoid excessive slipping, skidding, or sliding.


Active yaw control Electronic stability control Evasive maneuvers Lateral dynamics Traction assist Traction control Vehicle stability assist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ford Motor CompanyDearbornUSA