Concept of Actuation and Control for the EO Smart Connecting Car (EO scc)

Michael Jahn, Martin Schröer, Yong-Ho Yoo, Mehmed Yüksel, Frank Kirchner

In: Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications. International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA-12) October 3-5 Montreal Québec Canada Pages 87-98 7506 ISBN 978-3-642-33508-2 Springer 10/2012.


This paper describes the mechanical structure, electrical layout and control concept of the four-wheeled electric vehicle EO smart connecting car (EO scc). This car is able to change its shape, a feature provided by a foldable chassis, which also allows the coupling with suitable vehicle modules to thereby reconfigurable automobile unions. A concept for modular vehicle unions and extended maneuverability is provided by an innovative suspension. This suspension features 5 degrees of freedom for each wheel that can be controlled individually, being implemented as a parallel hybrid structure. The software control and the mechanical and electronic components, as well as simulation-based design of construction and mobility concepts of the EO scc are described.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz