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Vehicle Stability (SPS)
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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This page last updated - June 2010.
Overview
NREC has developed an easy-to-implement solution to an important problem — stability margin estimation as it relates to vehicular rollover and tipover vulnerabilities.


A concrete realization of a stability margin estimation system for real-world applications has not existed until now. NREC scientists and engineers developed a real-world, effective system to prevent maneuver-induced rollover and tipover.


NREC’s Stability Prediction System (SPS) calculates the effects of lateral acceleration and gravity as either curvature, speed, or slope increase, and when state of motion approaches a tipover condition, the system recognizes the situation and stabilizes the vehicle.