Concept of Actuation and Control for the EO Smart Connecting Car (EO scc)
In Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, (ICIRA-12), 03.10.-05.10.2012, Montreal, Québec, Springer, volume 7506, pages 87-98, Oct/2012. ISBN: 978-3-642-33508-2.
This paper describes the mechanical structure, electrical layout and control concept of the four-wheeled electric vehicle EO smart connecting car (EO scc). This car is able to change its shape, a feature provided by a foldable chassis, which also allows the coupling with suitable vehicle modules to thereby reconfigurable automobile unions. A concept for modular vehicle unions and extended maneuverability is provided by an innovative suspension. This suspension features 5 degrees of freedom for each wheel that can be controlled individually, being implemented as a parallel hybrid structure. The software control and the mechanical and electronic components, as well as simulation-based design of construction and mobility concepts of the EO scc are described.
modular electric car, extended maneuverability, wheel hub motor, drive by-wire, morphology, car docking, road train