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Chevrolet C5 Corvette Vehicle Dynamic Control System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 23, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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This paper will explain the C5 Corvette Active Handling (AH) control strategy formulated around the base vehicle characteristics and additional integrated components. The new chassis control strategy uses electrohydraulic brake pressure at all four corners to input braking forces independent of the driver. AH was designed to assist the driver in controlling the vehicle during limit handling situations. The primary inputs to the chassis control strategy are vehicle speed, steering wheel angle, yaw rate about a vertical axis passing through the vehicle's c.g., brake pressure and lateral acceleration.
Vehicle ride demonstrations and vehicle modeling were used to show the benefit of Active Handling.