Title page for ETD etd-12282005-222709

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Leppin, Leiann Kirkland
URN etd-12282005-222709
Title The Conversion of a General Motors Cadillac SRX to Drive-By-Wire Status
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Ball, Kenneth S. Committee Chair
Kurdila, Andrew J. Committee Member
West, Robert L. Jr. Committee Member
  • steer-by-wire
  • drive-by-wire
  • brake-by-wire
Date of Defense 2005-12-16
Availability unrestricted
In the fall of 2004, the High Speed Autonomous Vehicle Team, a group of 16 students took on the goal of converting a vehicle to drive-by-wire status. The main goal of this project was to convert a Cadillac SRX donated by General Motors, to fully by-wire control. This thesis presents the HSAVT brake-by-wire and the steer-by-wire solution. In addition, the results of a literary search on drive-by-wire systems are presented. The results of the project proved that the team came up with a solid, effective drive-by-wire vehicle and that the project met all of the primary goals of the project.
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