AUTO 542/MECHENG 542 – Vehicle Dynamics and Automation


Course Description


This course focuses on the dynamics and control of road vehicles. Dynamical models of automobiles and trucks are constructed and analyzed. Controllers are designed for driver assistance and vehicle automation. Topics include: longitudinal vehicle dynamics; cruise control and adaptive cruise control; ride dynamics; passive and active suspension design; nonholonomic dynamics of rolling; kinematic and dynamic bicycle models of automobile steering; lane-keeping control; motion planning for automated vehicles, longitudinal and lateral tire models; vehicle handing with tires.