US 11,654,737 B2
Controlled pitch of a vehicle
Andreas Zecherle, Walting (DE); and Harald Hagen, Creußen (DE)
Assigned to AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)
Filed by AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)
Filed on Jun. 8, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/895,313.
Claims priority of application No. 102019208812.0 (DE), filed on Jun. 18, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0398627 A1, Dec. 24, 2020
Int. Cl. B60G 17/0165 (2006.01); B60G 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60G 17/0165 (2013.01) [B60G 17/00 (2013.01); B60G 2202/40 (2013.01); B60G 2400/0512 (2013.01); B60G 2400/82 (2013.01); B60G 2500/30 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
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1. A method for controlling a pitch of a vehicle, comprising:
determining, via a control unit of the vehicle, while the vehicle is driving on a route, a slope profile comprising a mathematical function indicating a strength of a concavity or convexity and a change in a slope with respect to a position of an upcoming roadway section of the route which the vehicle is heading towards; and
predictively controlling actuators of a suspension of the vehicle, to set the pitch of the vehicle in dependence on the determined slope profile, wherein the actuators increase a distance between a front axle of the vehicle and a chassis of the vehicle in relation to a distance between a rear axle and the chassis if the slope profile indicates that the slope of the upcoming roadway section which the vehicle is heading towards is increasing and negative.