Adaptive control for virtual steering characteristics on electric vehicle using steer-by-wire system

Yousuke Yamaguchi, Toshiyuki Murakami

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This paper describes an adaptive control to realize the desired steering characteristics on a vehicle. As is well known, the steering characteristics indicate handling performance on a vehicle and are important for safe driving. In this paper, a strategy to adjust it to a driver's preference easily using a Steer-by-Wire system is proposed. The control system including the proposed method intervenes only when the front tire cornering stiffness undergoes many changes. Then, the estimated self-aligning torque is fed back to the steering wheel so that a driver can feel reaction torque from the road. This is one of the remarkable features in the proposed Steer-by-Wire system. Numerical simulation and experiment are carried out to show the validity of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1594
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 3



  • Parameter identificaion
  • Steer-by-wire system
  • Steering characteristics
  • Steering control
  • Vehicle state estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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