This exclusive report produced by ABOUT Automotive concentrates on three of the most important areas within the automotive chassis sector: • Braking components, modules and systems • Suspension and damping systems • Steering systems It addresses the critical issues facing the automotive chassis sector, and is broken down into eight major sections: • Key market drivers • Braking components, modules and systems • Suspension and damping systems • Steering systems • Chassis sector supplier profiles • OEM system technology trends • OEM modular sourcing trends • Technology roadmap This includes mainstream, mass-market technology, as well as innovative and advanced technology where appropriate in each product area. The report also analyses the approach of each supplier to the market, including its role within the emergence of innovative technologies. Likewise, the research provides an analysis of the technology and sourcing trends apparent among the major global carmakers.
Over the years, the DARPA Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air. Military applications have received a great deal of attention, with weaponized unmanned aircraft (drones) being the most prominent. However, unmanned vehicles with varying degrees of autonomy already have many civilian applications. Some of these are quite familiar (such as the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner), while others remain largely out of the public eye (such as autonomous farm equipment). Additional applications and more capable vehicles are rapidly coming to the markets in the years ahead. This book examines a number of economically important areas in which unmanned and autonomous vehicles, also understood here as autonomous technologies, are already used or soon will be.
This book takes wheel alignment out of the shop’s back corner and gives it the attention it deserves. Using techniques presented in this book, you can save time by avoiding unnecessary readjustments and say goodbye to crooked steering wheels. You will learn about: • Properties of the dynamic chassis: toe, camber and everything after • Measurement technologies: From straight aluminum bar to touchless automatic • Runout compensation: Why and how, risk and benefit • Four steps to a straight steering wheel • Typical adjustment errors and the consequences • Chassis values: accident damage or tricky intention of the designer? • Sophisticated kinematics: VAG toe curve/S-point adjustment Wheel Alignment also includes examples from real-life adjustment encounters, as well as brief quizzes throughout to help you measure your progress on the topic.
As global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS have grown more pervasive, the use of GNSS to automatically control ground vehicles has drawn increasing interest. This cutting-edge resource offers you a thorough understanding of this emerging application area of GNSS. Written by highly-regarded authorities in the field, this unique reference covers a wide range of key topics, including ground vehicles models, psuedolites, highway vehicle control, unmanned ground vehicles, farm tractors, and construction equipment. The book is supported with over 150 illustrations and more than 180 equations.
This report profiles the development and unlimited potential of electric steering technology--an innovation expected to fundamentally change the way automobiles are designed, produced, and marketed. Electric Steering offers information on how this revolutionary steering system evolved, and the effects its implementation will have on America's largest manufacturing industry. Chapters include: Steering Basics Electronic Steering The Market Drivers The Future and more
Written by David Cebon, Research Director of the Cambridge vehicle dynamics consortium, this award winning publication focuses on the interaction between heavy vehicles and roads. Organized into six sections, contents include: road response and damage; static loading considerations; dynamic tire forces; road damage due to dynamic tire forces; suspension assessment.