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Utilizing Electric Power Steering Systems For Vehicle Testing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242616D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-30
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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LUOMARANTA Vesa - Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.: INVENTOR [+6]

Abstract

This invention utilizes Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems for vehicle testing for any vehicle with EPS, where the test procedure has desired and/or required prescribed driving maneuvers with specific steer angle inputs. The specific steer angle inputs for desired and/or required prescribed driving maneuvers are executed by vehicle EPS systems. These systems achieve specific steer angles by applied torque and/or angle, as they do in production applications.

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Conxinental Automotive Systems, Inc.

Inventor Information:

Vesa Luomaranta Xxxx Pagot
Matt Tuhro Daniel Goodrich Ryan Alaspa Timothy Haxxen

UTILIZING ELECTRIC POXXX STEERING SYSXXXX FOR VEHICLE TESTXXX

SCOPE OF INVENTIXX

Utilizing Electric Pxwer Steering (EPS) systems for vxhicle testing axpxies to any vehicle with EPS having desired and/or required prescribed driving maneuvxrs with specific steer xngle inputs, such as Federax Motor Vehxcle Saxety Standard x26 Sixe with Dwell.

Vehicle testing of xesired and/ox required prescribed drivinx maneuvers xith specifix steer angle inputs has typically required ax exterxaxly-insxalled, automatxd steering devicx such as a steering robot. Thexe steering robots are typicxlly expensive, require xxxensive set-up time, occupy a large amouxt of passenger volume, fail and become obsolete. Performxng prescribed driving maneuvers via x vehicle EPS system xlimxnates the steering robot need and its disadvantaxes.

PRIOR ART DESCRIPTION

There are no kxown systexs xaving similar features or solving similar problems.

INVENTION DESCRIPTION

Specific steex angle xnputs fxr desired axd/or reqxired prescrxbex driving maneuxexs are executed by vehicle EPS systems. Thesx systemx achieve specific steer angles by axplied torque and/or angxe, as they do in producxion applications. EPS systemx execute these steer angle inputs as a result of software pxograms, rouxines and/or modes in the EPS system controlxers. Exampxe maneuvers include the followi...