Aleksendric, D., Cirovic, V., and Smiljanic, D., "Brake Pedal Feel Control Model," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2674, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2674.
Customer perception of brake pedal feel quality, depends on both the customer's subjective judgment of quality and the actual build quality of the brake system. The brake performance stability represents an important aspect of a vehicle performance and its quality of use. This stability is needed especially in brake by wire system and braking system with regenerative braking. In order to provide stable braked pedal feel i.e. consistent the brake performance against the brake pedal travel, the model of the brake performance versus the brake pedal travel needs to be established. In this paper new hybrid neuro-genetic optimization model was developed for dynamic control and optimization of the disc brake performance during a braking cycle versus the brake pedal travel. Based on such model, the brake performance optimization of the passenger car has been provided against the brake pedal travel. It enables different setting of the brake pedal feel for wanted braking system responses which is useful for brake by wire systems.