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Title: Electric vehicle drive train with rollback detection and compensation

An electric vehicle drive train includes a controller for detecting and compensating for vehicle rollback, as when the vehicle is started upward on an incline. The vehicle includes an electric motor rotatable in opposite directions corresponding to opposite directions of vehicle movement. A gear selector permits the driver to select an intended or desired direction of vehicle movement. If a speed and rotational sensor associated with the motor indicates vehicle movement opposite to the intended direction of vehicle movement, the motor is driven to a torque output magnitude as a nonconstant function of the rollback speed to counteract the vehicle rollback. The torque function may be either a linear function of speed or a function of the speed squared. 6 figures.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6666834
Assignee:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States) IDO; EDB-95-029089
Patent Number(s):
US 5376869; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-016551
Contract Number:
AC07-90ID13019
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11 Feb 1993
Research Org:
Ford Motor Co
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC MOTORS; ROTATION; CONTROL; ENGINES; MOTION; MOTORS; VEHICLES 330300* -- Advanced Propulsion Systems-- Electric-Powered Systems