Design and simulation of an ABS for an integrated active safety system for road vehicles

Sahin M., ÜNLÜSOY Y. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF VEHICLE DESIGN, vol.52, pp.64-81, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijvd.2010.029636
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-81
  • Keywords: anti-lock braking system, ABS, active safety systems, fuzzy logic controls, PID control, vehicle model, designs, simulation, integrated active safety system, road vehicles
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A design methodology for an anti-lock braking system (ABS) controller for four-wheeled road vehicles is presented. In the study, a flexible approach was adopted considering integration with an integrated active safety system control structure. In the hierarchical control strategy proposed for the ABS controller, a high-level controller, through vehicle longitudinal acceleration-based estimation, determines reference wheel slip values, and a low-level controller attempts to track these reference slip signals by modulating braking torques. Two control methods were investigated for the design of the low-level controller: fuzzy logic control and PID control.