[Image: Axle concept]

Axle concept with high steering angles

Thanks to urbanization and increasing inner-city mobility requirements innovative vehicle concepts gain more and more importance. Good maneuverability is essential. The technical solution is a system with high steering angles.

State-of-the-art are wheel steering angles up to about 40 degrees at the front axle. Due to kinematic boundaries of the system, conflicting installation spaces, and the requirements of vehicle dynamics for example, conventional constructions technically cannot achieve notably higher angles.

Therefore, our innovative steering system, which we developed together with a partner, combines a conventional system with kinematic adjustments and enables steering angles up to 70 degrees. This concept is implemented in the vehicle concept “Advanced Urban Vehicle” of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

The electric steering system in our own research vehicle SpeedE is one step ahead with angles up to 90 degrees.

[Image: Axle concept]

[Image: Axle concept]

Testing infrastructure

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Your contact

[Foto: Daniel Wegener]

Dr. Daniel Wegener
Head of Chassis & NVH

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telefon: +49 241 8861 187

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +49 241 8861 187

fka World of Research

[Foto: VW ID.3]
Continuous Bechmarking

VW ID.3 Benchmarking

fka & FEV Consulting launched the comprehensive benchmarking program.

Read more ...

[Image: Digitalization]
Strategy & Consulting | Dipl.-Kfm. Ingo Olschewski

Digitalization and new business models

The increasing digitalization is essential for many new functionalities like connected and automated driving, and is a major driver for new vehicle and interior concepts.

Read more ...

[Foto: Sound.AI] Highlight-Project | Thomas Keutgens

Sonic Intelligence

fka experts from the fields of acoustics, electrics and electronics, strategy and consulting as well as automated driving, together with experts from ZF, have made the listening vehicle real.

Read more ...

read more news