Energy efficient driving using electric wheel corner functionalities

Electrification of powertrains provides a mean for reducing the environmental impact of vehicles by reducing fuel consumption or replacing fossil fuel. Electrified powertrains also enable cost-efficient implementation of active control of vehicle subsystems (traction/braking/steering etc.), which until now has mostly been studied regarding enhanced manoeuvrability and safety.

This project focuses on how the combination of wheel angle (steering/camber) and propulsion control can be utilised to reduce the motion resistance using for example electric wheel corner modules. By building on recent research results, the aim is to develop knowledge on how these subsystems can be used to reduce motion resistance for different manoeuvres.

The knowledge will be disseminated to the international scientific community, to vehicle manufacturers and government agencies through SHC, and thereby contribute to more efficient vehicles as well as a competitive vehicle industry.