The Active Pinion Project
Active safety systems today use both the breaks and the drive train as actuators in order to avoid accidents. To increase and expand active safety features in vehicles, the steering has to also be involved. Problems concerning steering are low flexibility in the existing hydraulic power steering systems and the lack of power in the newly introduced electric power steering systems. The Active Pinion utilizes the benifits of both worlds including power density of hydraulic systems and high functionality of electric power steering systems.
The project is a part of SECD - Systems Engineering and Computational Design - Financed by SSF by the ProViking programme.
Last updated: 2011-04-27