Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Automotive Technologies
Dynamic Control System for Motorcycles
Over the last decade, the safety of four-wheeled vehicles has been increased
significantly. Driving dynamics control systems have a major influence in
decreasing traffic accident fatalities. For two-wheelers, the only available
dynamic control systems are anti-lock brake systems and traction control systems.
None of these are designed to work in cornering. The
Chair of Automotive Engineering (FZD)
at the Technische Universität Darmstadt is conducting a research project
on investigating possible driving dynamic control systems for unbraked cornering.
In this project, motorcycle accidents are simulated using a special motorcycle
and simulation software. Tasks available for REU students include experiments
(critical and uncritical driving situations) and computer simulation work
(MATLAB Simulink). Skills in mechanics, MATLAB simulink, and a drivers license
for motorcycles are necessary.
For more detailes, please visit:
• Chair of Automotive Engineering (FZD)
• Research facilities and equipment
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