Performance Comparison of Different Fuzzy Logic Controllers on Vehicle-Caravan Systems


  • Ali Tahir Karasahin Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Karabuk University, Türkiye
  • Mehmet Karali Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Necmettin Erbakan University, Türkiye
Volume: 13 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 11271-11276 | August 2023 |


Active control techniques in Vehicle-Caravan (VC) systems are designed to prevent instability modes. This study used Fuzzy Logic Controllers (FLCs), developed using the differential braking method, to prevent instability modes in a VC system and increase yaw stability. Four different FLC-based controllers were designed for the VC system: type-1 Mamdani, type-1 Sugeno, simplified type-2, and Interval Type-2 (IT2). FLC-based controllers are used in VC systems due to nonlinear characteristics. This study showed that unstable situations can be prevented with FLCs according to the inputs obtained from a single IMU sensor placed in the caravan. The performance of the controllers developed in MATLAB/Simulink was assessed using CarSim. Experimental studies showed that the skidding that occurs after the Double Lane Change (DLC) maneuver is prevented by FLC-based controllers and the yaw stability is increased.


fuzzy logic controller, type-2 fuzzy sets, vehicle-caravan, differential braking


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A. T. Karasahin and M. Karali, “Performance Comparison of Different Fuzzy Logic Controllers on Vehicle-Caravan Systems”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 11271–11276, Aug. 2023.


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