This article presents a fault-tolerant control (FTC) procedure for the automotive vehicle lateral dynamics (AVLD) described by the Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy models. This approach focuses on actuator faults, which requires knowledge of the system parameters and the faults that are occurring. For this reason, T-S fuzzy observers are suitable for simultaneously estimating system states and actuator faults. The proposed control makes it possible to maintain vehicle stability even in the presence of faults. The design of fuzzy observers and fuzzy controllers is mainly based on the one-step method of Lyapunov, which is provided in the form of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). The simulation results clearly illustrate the effectiveness of the applied controller strategy to maintain vehicle stability.
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