A SOFT COMPUTING METHODOLOGY APPLIED TO ABS
The aim of this paper is to create a new ABS (Antilock Braking System) control system of a Soft-Computing type, on the grounds of the excellent results obtained in the field of automobiles in former studies. Such a system should make it possible to enhance performance in all conditions. In this way the performance of the system may be improved or alternatively the control logic may be simplified for the same degree of performance, offering satisfactory results in all possible conditions. The target performance aimed at may be summarised in two points: reduction in braking distance and improved directional control of the vehicle. The study was optimised on a monocorner model, subsequently to be extended to a complete vehicle model.