Optimal Control with Preview for Lateral Steering of a Passenger Car: Design and Test on a Driving Simulator

  • Louay Saleh
  • Philippe Chevrel
  • Jean-François Lafay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 423)


This paper is dedicated to studying the characteristics of the optimal preview control for lateral steering of a passenger vehicle. Such control is known to guarantee improved performance when the near future of the exogenous signal, here the road curvature, is known. The synthesis is performed in continuous time and leads to a two-degrees of freedom feedback and feedforward controller, whose feedforward part is a finite impulse response filter. The controller has been implemented on the SCANeRTMDriving Simulator available at IRCCyN, whose steering column is electrically powered. A methodology for choosing the weighting matrices in the quadratic index and the preview time are finally proposed. The obtained experimental results are discussed as well.


Lateral Acceleration Driving Simulator Feedforward Controller Road Curvature Preview Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louay Saleh
    • 1
  • Philippe Chevrel
    • 1
  • Jean-François Lafay
    • 1
  1. 1.IRCCyN, Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cyberntique de Nantes, UMR CNRS 6597Ecole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance

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