SMART CAR CONVERTABLE FOUR WHEELS STEERING SYSTEM WITH HIGH TORQUE D.C MOTOR
Author’s Name : Amir Ali chaudhary | Vikas Kumar Tyagi
Volume 02 Issue 03 Year 2015 ISSN No: 2349-3860 Page no: 27-29
We are keen to develop a system for parking of cars which would be suitable and practical for Indian society. As we know that there are already some systems which are using technology like multi floor parking system and automated parking area system. But these systems are little bit impractical in context to Indian society as these systems result in extra consumption of money and power. So “Smart parking system for cars” would be a cheap and less expensive system for parking and simple construction as well. Nowadays, the every vehicle existed mostly still using the two wheel steering system to control the movement of the vehicle whether it is front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Four-wheel steering is a technologically, tremendous effort on the part of automotive design engineers to provide near-neutral steering. In situations like low speed cornering, vehicle parking and driving in city conditions with heavy traffic in tight spaces, high speed lane changing would be very difficult due to vehicle’s larger wheelbase and track width which brings high inertia and traction into consideration. Hence there is a requirement of a mechanism which result in less turning radius and it can be achieved by implementing four wheel steering mechanism instead of regular two wheel steering. This system finds application in off-highway vehicles such as forklifts, agricultural and construction equipment mining machinery also in Heavy Motor Vehicles. It is also useful in passenger cars. It improves handling and helps the vehicle make tighter turns. This system is used to minimize the turning radius.
Steering, Wheels, Steering Column, Universal Joint
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