The project OWHEEL aims at the development and evaluation of new concepts of automotive wheel corners as crucial elements of future vehicle architecture tailored to provide an optimal comfort during automated driving. The consortium will benchmark four essentially different classes:
- Passive corner with specific wheel positioning;
- Passive composite corners;
- Active corner with ordinary ride dynamics control;
- Active corner with integrated wheel positioning control.
For each proposed concepts, the project will include relevant stages of development design, extensive simulation studies and experimental validation. The main goal of the OWHEEL project is to perform deep analysis and provide on its basis the recommendations for future automated vehicle architecture.