Vehicle dynamic control system for emergency handling

  • US 10,144,419 B2
  • Filed: 11/22/2016
  • Issued: 12/04/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assistance system of a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • a control operable to control steering of the vehicle and braking of the vehicle responsive to determination of an emergency driving event;

    wherein said control operates in a normal operation mode and an emergency mode, and wherein said control, responsive to determination of an emergency driving event, engages the emergency mode;

    wherein said control, responsive to determination of a lane in which the vehicle is traveling, and responsive to an emergency mode activation, controls the steering of the vehicle to steer the vehicle along the determined lane; and

    wherein the emergency mode activation is triggered by at least one emergency driving event selected from the group consisting of (i) loss of contact of one or more of the wheels of the vehicle with the ground, (ii) the road along which the vehicle is traveling being slippery, (iii) malfunction of a powertrain part of the vehicle, (iv) loss of a wheel of the vehicle, (v) wobbling of a wheel of the vehicle, (vi) imbalance of the vehicle due to lost or shifted cargo and (vii) misalignment of a rear axle of the vehicle.

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