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Title: Improvement of perceived vehicle performance through adaptive electronic throttle control
Authors: Tuplin, Simon
Best, Matt C.
Passmore, M.A.
Keywords: Adaptive throttle
Drive appraisals
Electronic throttle control
Model regression
Pedal progression
Performance feel
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: TUPLIN, S., BEST, M.C. and PASSMORE, M.A., 2003. Improvement of perceived vehicle performance through adaptive electronic throttle control. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 217(2), pp. 97-106.
Abstract: With the advent of production electronic throttle control there is scope for increased customer satisfaction through the optimization of the throttle pedal demand map to individual drivers. The aim of this study is to develop algorithms to identify, from variables measured in real time on a test vehicle, the requirement for and the direction of adaptation of throttle pedal progression. An on-line appraisal procedure has been developed to identify the individual 'ideal' progression (IIP) for any driver. During the appraisal the subject is exposed to a series of pedal progressions, and their verbal response to each change is used to converge to their optimal setting. Vehicle data acquired on these appraisal drives have been regressed against IIP in a full factorial study, and the most statistically significant driver model established. A preliminary implementation of the model is used to demonstrate that throttle progression adapts appropriately towards IIP, thereby matching vehicle performance feel to driver expectations.
Description: This article has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© IMechE]. The definitive version is available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119783
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4613
ISSN: 0954-4070
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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