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This paper presents a physically intuitive method for altering a vehicle’s handling characteristics through active steering intervention. A full state feedback controller augments the driver’s steering command via steer-by-wire to achieve desired handling behavior. Accurate estimates of vehicle states are available from a combination of Global Positioning(More)
A total of 153 food specimens obtained from vending machines in Taipei city were subjects for the microbiological examination. Based on the standards for total microbial counts and total coliform counts established by the Department of Public Health, Republic of China, the unsatisfactory percentage of such counts for foods sold from vending machines were:(More)
This paper examines the benefits of incorporating vehicle dynamics modeling into the design of a diagnostic system for a steer-by-wire vehicle. The use of a model of vehicle dynamics improves the speed and accuracy of the diagnoses, by eliminating a significant source of disturbance input to the steer-by-wire system model. A method for reducing the effects(More)
With steer-by-wire, suspension and steering systems are no longer governed by purely mechanical criteria but must instead be designed according to mechatronic considerations. This paper demonstrates an approach to steer-bywire suspension design in which geometric design variables are chosen to render the tire reaction torque about the steer axis highly(More)
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