Patent Number: 6,169,939

Title: Method of generating a vehicle lateral acceleration signal for use in an active tilt control system

Abstract: A method is provided for generating a vehicle lateral acceleration signal for use in an active tilt control system in a vehicle having a sprung mass center of gravity. A single lateral accelerometer is mounted at the sprung mass center of gravity of the vehicle to generate a first lateral acceleration signal (a.sub.cg). A second lateral acceleration signal (a.sub.Lapprox) is generated representative of a vehicle lateral acceleration at a point spaced from the sprung mass center of gravity based upon the first lateral acceleration signal for use in the active tilt control system.

Inventors: Raad; Joseph Mikhael (Southgate, MI), Hermann; Steven A. (Canton, MI), Villec; George Nicholas (Ann Arbor, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60G 17/019 (20060101); B60G 17/015 (20060101); G05D 001/00 (); G05D 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018