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Stability Control Systems

<p>As early as the 1970s, UMTRI was involved in the development of electronic aids to the stability and control of commercial vehicles through its work on the simulation of the earliest versions of ABS for air-braked trucks. More recently, projects have been conducted to develop and study electronic systems for aiding both roll and handling stability. </p>
<p>UMTRI developed an early roll stability advisory system (RSA) and an active system for rearward amplification suppression (RAMS) in double- and triple-trailer vehicles. UMTRI has developed an adaptive cruise control (ACC) system and implemented it in trucks for the U.S. Army. UMTRI\'s work on RSA contributed to the motivation for the development of commercial roll stability control (RSC) systems by Freightliner and Meritor WABCO.</p>
<p>UMTRI has been, and currently is, conducting naturalistic field operational tests (FOT) evaluating these and other systems in the context of real-world, commercial trucking operations.</p>

Recent Publications

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Safety benefits of stability control systems for tractor-semitrailers
John Woodrooffe, Daniel Blower, Timothy Gordon, Paul E. Green, Brad Liu, Peter Sweatman.

report DOT HS 811 205
IN: Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Applied Vehicle Safety Research

This study was conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) under a Cooperative Agreement between...

Tracking the use of onboard safety technologies across the truck fleet
Bruce M. Belzowski, Daniel Blower, John Woodrooffe, Paul E. Green.

report UMTRI-2009-22
IN: Sponsored by: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Transportation Safety Analysis and the Automotive Analysis Divisons at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute...

Vehicle rollover recovery using active steering/wheel torque control
Taehyun Shim, Daniel Toomey, Chinar Ghike, Hemant M. Sardar.

journal article IN: International Journal of Vehicle Design. Vol. 46 no. 1 (2008), p. 51-71.