This paper deals with the implementation of Side Stick based steering system which enables a driver to operate a car with virtually zero force or little movement of a hand. It even facilitates a person having one hand and no legs to conveniently drive the car. The system proposed in this paper mainly focuses on drive by wire technology incorporated with conventional driving techniques to ensure safety of the driver during any emergency situations. This makes the driving more convenient and easier. Its economical use of components makes it more advantageous compared to the existing technology. This work is intended to present a micro-controller-based algorithm for controlling the steering using a Side Stick. It also includes calculations for motor selection. In addition, a mechanical set up for coupling the motor with the steering of a model car is also discussed in this work. Results and analysis of the proposed system is included in the later sections of this paper.
P. D. Kumar, Jayan, V., Amaya, V., Gireesh, C. V. Sai, Bharath K. R., and Dheerai, K. S., “Side Stick Control of Vehicles for Physically Challenged People”, in 2018 3rd IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information Communication Technology (RTEICT), Bangalore, India, 2018.