Electric Vehicle Control of Individual Wheel Torque for On- and Off- Road Conditions

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: STREP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV)
  • End Date: 31/08/2014
  • Vehicles: Passenger cars
  • Website: http://www.e-vectoorc.eu/

The E-VECTOORC project brings together 11 complementary partners from industrial and research backgrounds to address the individual control of the electric motor torques of fully electric vehicles to enhance safety, comfort and fun-to-drive in both on- and off-road driving conditions. The key objectives of the research are:

  • Development and demonstration of yaw rate and sideslip angle control algorithms based on the combination of front / rear and left / right torque vectoring to improve overall vehicle dynamic performance.
  • Development and demonstration of novel strategies for the modulation of the torque output of the individual electric motors to enhance brake energy recuperation, Anti‑lock Brake function and Traction Control function. The benefits of these strategies include reductions in: i) vehicle energy consumption, ii) stopping distance, and iii) acceleration times.