Longitudinal Vehicle Dynamics

  • Rajesh Rajamani
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The control of longitudinal vehicle motion has been pursued at many different levels by researchers and automotive manufacturers. Common systems involving longitudinal control available on today’s passenger cars include cruise control, anti-lock brake systems and traction control systems. Other advanced longitudinal control systems that have been the topic of intense research include radar-based collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control systems, individual wheel torque control with active differentials and longitudinal control systems for the operation of vehicles in platoons on automated highway systems.


Rolling Resistance Slip Ratio Tire Force Contact Patch Torque Converter 
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© Rajesh Rajamani 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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