The ROboMObil demonstrated a path following controller and a model predictive braking control algorithm to the spectators at BMW’s testing facility in Aschheim near Munich. The presented braking algorithm was able to optimally split the wheel braking torque among the redundant actuators, while providing anti-lock braking features (i.e. wheel slip regulation) on a low friction and a split friction surface.
A path following controller enables the ROboMObil to automatically follow a pre-defined path while the driver is free to control the velocity along the path forwards and backwards. The invited scientist and experts were able to experience the path following controller in solo test drives.