Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
mr88cet
User Rank
Author
re: Under the Hood: Inside the Toyota Prius
mr88cet   10/28/2010 2:32:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Very interesting series, especially for a Prius owner like me! I must confess that the Traction-Dontrol and Stability-Control implementations on the Prius are one of the few things I don't like about the car. You pointed out that it uses individual-wheel-speed information and controls braking of individual wheels to perform these functions. That is what I would expect it to do, but I wonder if it really does. One maneuver that my 2009 Prius does especially badly, is a sharp right turn merging into traffic. The right front wheel in that scenario has a strong tendency to slip, as we'd expect. I would expect the TC/ESC system to apply the brakes to that wheel to stop it slipping. Instead, what it seems to do is shut off all power to all of the wheels! The car I'm trying to merge in front of could easily hit me.



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST

Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.

Brought to you by

July 16, 1pm EDT Thursday
IoT Network Shoot Out
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...