Patent Number: 6,253,123

Title: Process and device for stabilizing a vehicle depending on the speed of the vehicle

Abstract: A method for stabilizing a vehicle that avoids one of a vehicle rolling over with respect to a vehicle axis oriented in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle, and the vehicle skidding in a transverse direction. The method determines a vehicle speed and at least two limit values for the vehicle speed, and selects one of the limit values as a reference quantity. In particular, the limit value with the smaller value may be selected as the reference quantity. The method also compares a speed quantity and the reference quantity, and implements measures to stabilize the vehicle based on the comparison. In particular, if the speed quantity is greater than the reference quantity, then the vehicle speed is reduced by intervening in at least one of a retarder operation, an engine operation and a braking operation until the speed quantity is reduced below the reference quantity.

Inventors: Schramm; Herbert (Leonberg, DE), Faye; Ian (Stuttgart, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: B60T 8/24 (20060101); B60T 8/1755 (20060101); B60T 8/17 (20060101); G06F 017/00 (); G06F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018