Towards neutral steer and sideslip reduction for four-wheeled electric vehicles

Guisheng Zhai, Masayuki Naka, Tomoaki Kobayashi, Joe Imae

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This paper proposes an approach to achieving both neutral steer and sideslip reduction for four-wheeled electric vehicles. The control problem is reduced to constructing a servo system tracking appropriate reference input, where the tracking is realized in the framework of H control. To deal with time-varying vehicle velocity for practical purpose, a gain scheduling strategy is developed to obtain the controller, where the lower and upper bounds of the velocity are used to obtain a polytopic range for the parameters in the system coefficient matrices. A numerical example is given to show validity of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers of Mechanical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1



  • H control
  • four-wheeled electric vehicles
  • gain scheduling
  • linear matrix inequality (LMI)
  • neutral steer
  • servo system
  • sideslip reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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