Communication in Automotive Networks Illustrated with an Example of Vehicle Stability Program: Part I - Control Area Network

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The design of DAS (Direct Adaptive Steering) systems has been used in aviation for a long time. A few months ago a Japanese automotive company, Nissan Motor Co, for the first time introduced a steer-by-wire (no mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels of the car) solution - to the automotive world in their Infiniti Q50 car. This article aims to explain the issues related to controlling the car automation system, in which one of the control parameters is the examined turn of the wheels assigned by the driver (or the DAS system).


Car networks, implementation of the DAS (Direct Adaptive Steering) system, on-line control over the CAN network, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) system.

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