Development of a control algorithm for an active limited slip differential

Mechanical limited slip differentials provide a low cost traction solution. However, their passive nature means that they cannot adapt to different scenarios and their yaw moment generation potential cannot be used for vehicle handling or stability control. Active limited slip differentials are becoming popular as they are able to exploit this potential and also achieve a better traction compromise due to their ability to adapt to different scenarios. This paper describes the development of a control algorithm for an ALSD fitted to a RWD sports saloon vehicle.