Taxonomic Search: Karl Hedrick
A recent trend in the automotive industry is the rapid inclusion of electronics, computers and controls that focus entirely on improved functionality and overall system robustness. This makes the automotive sector one of the richest targets for emerging innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) . While this trend has affected all of the vehicle areas, there is a particular interest in active safety that effectively complements passive safety. Passive safety is focused on the structural integrity of the vehicle.
The objective of this research is to study the formal design and verification of advanced vehicle dynamics control systems. The approach is to consider the vehicle-driver-road system as a cyber-physical system (CPS) by focusing on three critical components: (i) the tire-road interaction; (ii) the driver-vehicle interaction; and (iii) the controller design and validation.