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How the Next Generation Stability System Interacts with the Driver

How the Next Generation Stability System Interacts with the Driver

 

Human error is the cause of most road accidents. On the other hand, humans are amazingly good at avoiding accidents, with 100 million miles driven for every fatality. An obvious possibility for stability systems is therefore not only to counteract poor human performance, but also to enhance good human performance.

 

 

Loss of control due to an oversteer situation is a dangerous event. S+ Oversteer Control uses a guiding steering torque to regain stability quickly and smoothly. Moreover – at the very beginning of the event – this guiding torque will inform the driver of the poor grip being exhibited by the rear end of the vehicle. The driver then has a chance to reduce speed even before instability manifests.

Oversteer can arise from the driver making an evasive manoeuvre, to avoid hitting another car, child or perhaps a wild animal. In a case like this you not only want to regain stability, but also avoid the obstacle. The driver can seamlessly adjust the torque to achieve the desired path, while S+ Oversteer Control effectively assists in keeping the car in balance. The intuitive means of interaction makes sure that the all-important intention of the driver is included in the control loop.

PS: A bonus is that the driver has the feeling of being an expert. This makes S+ Oversteer Control the only stability system that is truly fun to drive. But that’s another story.

 

Learn more about S+ Oversteer Control:

How to Make an Average Driver an Expert Driver

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Join us Making an Expert of Every Driver. We’re Hiring Active Safety Developers for Autonomous Vehicles.

Join us Making an Expert of Every Driver. We’re Hiring Active Safety Developers for Autonomous Vehicles.

In the hype of autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Sentient makes this happen. Want to join our team?

What if autonomous vehicles were driven like a mediocre driver was driving them? Would anyone with a high level of driving skill accept being driven in a car like that? Would he/she feel comfortable sending his/her children off to school, or to their leisure activities, in autonomous vehicles like that?

Would the public accept the autonomous cars on our roads performing worse than if a skilled driver were behind the wheel?

The answer to those questions is no.

Neither skilled drivers nor the general public would accept autonomous driving that’s less safe than today’s cars being driven by experienced drivers.

However, in the hype of autonomous driving, little is said about the critical situations every car will have to deal with, situations like aquaplaning and skidding on ice at high speed. We’re convinced that, when introducing autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Figure: Expectations regarding the capability to handle a critical dynamic situation.

That’s why Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control makes the average driver an expert one, at the very least. Where traditional ESP prevents instabilities,  e.g. oversteer, Vehicle Motion Control prevents instabilities and follows the intended path, keeping the vehicle within its lane.

See the demo showing when our ‘artwork’ was presented to the King of Sweden using our patented Vehicle Motion Control:

Roles

To strengthen our pace of development even further, we’re seeking talented people for the following roles:

  • Function Developer
  • Functional Safety Analyst

Offer

Working in a very dynamic team, you’ll make a difference, developing and integrating the next generation of active safety functions for autonomous vehicles at Sentient.

Qualifications

Working with development at Sentient means that:

  • You’re creative and analytical
  • You like to systematise/automise repeated tasks to get the time to develop new things
  • You should have an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechatronics, Automation, Signal Processing, Electronics, Computer Science or similar
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field.

Function Developer

Working as a Function Developer means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of physical modelling and Matlab/Simulink

Functional Safety Analyst

Working as a Functional Safety Analyst means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of ISO 26262

Application

If you’re the right candidate, don’t hesitate to send in your application, by 2019‑06‑30 at the latest, to info@sentientplus.com

Selection and interviews will be taking place continuously. The position may be filled before the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

For futher information, please contact Johan Hultén on +46 73 631 3780.

To learn more, visit: https://sentientplus.com/

 

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How to Make an Average Driver an Expert Driver

How to Make an Average Driver an Expert Driver

In an oversteer situation, ESP works well in stabilizing the vehicle, but not with very high precision in the vehicle position. S+ Oversteer Control considerably reduces the instability as well as the risk of ending up outside the lane. S+ Oversteer Control increases the vehicle safety and has already started to save lives.

Watch the difference in vehicle position between standard ESP and S+ Oversteer Control.

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The Lane Change, Episode II

The Lane Change, Episode II






This manoeuvre is possible with integrated brake and steering control.

Watch Sentient’s Autonomous Vehicle Motion Control perform a lane change in extreme winter condition.

Filmed in Arjeplog, Arctic Circle, Northern Sweden

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