The objective of this project is to achieve a novel design of integrated in-wheel motor systems that will be reflected into our proposed Resilient In-Wheel-Motor (RIWM) technology. RIWM will have enhanced structure to each component of the in-wheel motor system to improve the functionality and performance compared with existing technologies. There are some challenges related to in-wheel motor system, one of them is vehicle control and dynamics, in addition to, rapid torque response and ability to produce motoring and braking torque. Other challenges are related to the optimization of regenerative braking system that requires detailed study and trade-off between performance and cost/complexity. Torque vectoring is another challenging research topic to be implemented in each wheel to enhance dynamic performance of the vehicle.
Our proposed design of the target RIWM will include unique features to enhance the design and operation of in-wheel motor system and to overcome the above-mentioned challenges. The research work will include new designs/functions and enhanced performance of E‐drive components (battery, motor, inverter),Electrical ancillary components (DC/DC, power steering, charger) and Independent torque control at each wheel.