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Improvement of perceived vehicle performance through adaptive electronic throttle control

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posted on 08.05.2009, 13:39 by Simon TuplinSimon Tuplin, Matt BestMatt Best, Martin Passmore
With the advent of production electronic throttle control there is scope for increased customer satisfaction through the optimization of the throttle pedal demand map to individual drivers. The aim of this study is to develop algorithms to identify, from variables measured in real time on a test vehicle, the requirement for and the direction of adaptation of throttle pedal progression. An on-line appraisal procedure has been developed to identify the individual 'ideal' progression (IIP) for any driver. During the appraisal the subject is exposed to a series of pedal progressions, and their verbal response to each change is used to converge to their optimal setting. Vehicle data acquired on these appraisal drives have been regressed against IIP in a full factorial study, and the most statistically significant driver model established. A preliminary implementation of the model is used to demonstrate that throttle progression adapts appropriately towards IIP, thereby matching vehicle performance feel to driver expectations.

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Citation

TUPLIN, S., BEST, M.C. and PASSMORE, M.A., 2003. Improvement of perceived vehicle performance through adaptive electronic throttle control. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 217(2), pp. 97-106.

Publisher

© IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2003

Notes

This article has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© IMechE]. The definitive version is available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119783

ISSN

0954-4070

Language

en