Research on force sensing for digital steering wheel of powered modular vehicles

Wei Zhong Guo*, Wei Chen, Feng Gao, Ren Qiang Liu, Chen Kun Qi

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To obtain the force sensing during operating steering wheel of large powered modular vehicle, a new steering system with force feedback based on torque control of servo motor was proposed. Based on steering characteristics of common vehicles, a modified force model of single steering tire was built for common vehicles during steering, and then the force model of steering wheel of modular vehicles was built by using the relationship between steering angles of steering wheel and two suspending groups in the same axle. Based on the model, a servo motor driving experimental platform was built to simulate the force sensing on steering wheel of modular vehicles, and also a virtual driving circumstance was constructed to support the experiment. The results show that the steering torque curves are similar to that of common vehicles, satisfying the national standard. The proposed method is verified to be effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalZhongguo Gonglu Xuebao/China Journal of Highway and Transport
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


  • Automotive engineering
  • Digital steering wheel
  • Powered modular vehicle
  • Steering system
  • Steering torque
  • Virtual driving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Mechanical Engineering


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