The objective of the FRICTI@N
project is to create an on-board system for estimating friction and
slipperiness to enhance the performance of integrated and cooperative
systems like vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and driver information.
Moreover, applications that can benefit from precise information on
slipperiness are driving safety control systems such as Slip Control
Emergency Braking System, Electronic Stability Program, Adaptive Cruise
and Roll-over Avoidance. It seems evident that a single sensor approach
successful in determining road friction with a sufficient accuracy to
vehicle control. The project will not develop new sensors, but uses
ones in a novel way. The aim is a solution for real-time estimation of
tyre-road friction using a sensor cluster in a moving vehicle.
three kinds of sensors will be used: (i) existing in-vehicle sensors
vehicle dynamics, (ii) environmental sensors, and (iii) tyre-based
Today, the signals from these sensors are used separately for vehicle
systems without combining them. The project has two characteristics:
in developing a new system to enhance driver assistance, and horizontal
providing a system for different applications and for on-going projects
preventive safety and upcoming cooperative systems. The innovative idea
feed the signals into a FRICTI@N-Estimation-Observer to estimate the
friction by using on-line mathematical methods. The consortium is
strong in the
proposed field comprising of 10 partners from automotive and supplier
industries including one SME and three research institutes. The
FRICTI@N project supports the
initiative for the development, deployment and use of Intelligent
Safety Systems in Europe.
Figure 1. Information to ADAS.
Sixth Framework Programme,
Continuation to FP5