Method and system for controlling a vehicle

  • US 7,085,637 B2
  • Filed: 04/12/2004
  • Issued: 08/01/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for sensing a potential rollover situation involving a vehicle, comprising:

  • an inertial reference unit including three accelerometers and three gyroscopes which provide data on vehicle motion;

    vehicle control devices arranged to affect control of the vehicle;

    a processor coupled to said inertial reference unit and said vehicle control devices and including an algorithm arranged to receive data from said inertial reference unit and control at least one of said vehicle control devices to apply at least one of the throttle, brakes and steering to prevent the rollover; and

    location determining means for determining the location of the vehicle on a roadway, said processor being coupled to said location determining means and being arranged to consider the location of the vehicle when determining at least one of the existence of a potential rollover situation and the manner in which to control said at least one of said vehicle control devices.

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