. Environmental compatibility requires artefact and service technological sustainability, so that prescriptions become cue for further innovation. The city-car case is considered, investigating the advantages of four independently powered wheels and exploring how actuation redundancy could be used to grant proper manoeuvrability, at least, within the expected duty range. The feasibility is shown by computer simulation (based on a 14-degrees-of-freedom model of the dynamics) and hints on the control opportunities are sketched in view of further developments.
A City Car for Restricted Urban Trafic: Innovative Actuation and Manoeuvrability / Ghigliazza, R.; Michelini, R. C.; Molfino, R. M.; Callegari, Massimo. - ELETTRONICO. - (1999). (Intervento presentato al convegno HTCES99, 5th International Conference “High-Tech Cars And Engines” tenutosi a DEMOCENTER, Modena (I) nel June 3rd-4th, 1999).