Yaw Center Control of a Vehicle Using Rear Wheel Steering

  • Mahmoud Mohsen AbdelfatahEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Conventional rear wheel steering control strategies prioritize vehicle handling and stability using yaw rate control based on side slip angle. This paper presents a new method of determining a yaw rate target for a rear wheel steering system by shifting the yaw center of a target model reference vehicle. The linear bicycle car model reference is paired with a basic PI feedback controller to determine the target rear wheel angle. Analyses show that this simple controller that uses a single tunable value can have a large impact on yaw rate response. Advantages and applications of this yaw center control are discussed.


RWS Rear wheel steering Yaw center control Vehicle stability control Model based control 


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  1. 1.MOBIS North AmericaPlymouthUSA

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