Simulation of Driver Control for an Electric Vehicle

Kumeresan A. Danapalasingam


This work presents a design and simulation of electric vehicle driver control. A driver controller is responsible of generating suitable values of control inputs that ensures accurate vehicle trajectory tracking. A good driver controller is needed to study vehicle motion and comfort, energy consumption, electronic stability control, electronic brake force distribution, antilock braking system, suspension system, etc. In this paper, simple PID controllers are designed, tuned and simulated. Simulations results show accurate trajectory tracking of an electric vehicle.


Electric vehicle; driver controller; dynamic vehicle model

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T.K. Bera, K. Bhattacharya, A.K. Samantaray, Evaluation of antilock braking system with an integrated model of full vehicle system dynamics, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Volume 19, Issue 10, November 2011, Pages 2131-2150, ISSN 1569-190X


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