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I am an engineering student currently working automobile based research initiative. I wish to introduce the concept of 'electronic-differential' in this project. So if possible can anyone give me a brief idea of how i should approach this concept and accordingly implement it in my project?
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Have attached useful article
I am interested to do the same
The article has a long and complicated way of doing basically bugger all
Look at a standard "Open" diff
Like the ones fitted to 99% of all cars on the road
It simply allows the road to do all of the work

You don't NEED any more than that
 

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The article has a long and complicated way of doing basically bugger all
Look at a standard "Open" diff
Like the ones fitted to 99% of all cars on the road
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You don't NEED any more than that
The article deals with the specific case of in-wheel motors. A mechanical differential - of any kind - is obviously not the solution in this case; there must be some way to control the two motors. The "long and complicated" solution is simply some software. With a single motor, you indeed don't need any more than a differential, and an open diff is functional.

Look at a standard "Open" diff
Like the ones fitted to 99% of all cars on the road
It simply allows the road to do all of the work
I'm sure that more than 1% of vehicles on the road use some sort of mechanical "slip limiting" or otherwise not just open differential, and some of them are electronically controlled. In addition, active traction control using individual wheel braking is now normal (it became common almost 20 years ago; it is always included in electronic stability control, which has been mandatory for new cars in North America for almost a decade).

The road doesn't do any work in these systems; an open differential just applies equal torque to both wheels.
 
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