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Title:
SMALL MOVABLE BODY PROVIDED WITH CASTER TYPE REAR WHEEL
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2014159211
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a rear wheel structure which is adoptable in a new type of a small movable body capable of also running on a vehicular road and has turning performance, lightness and a simple configuration.SOLUTION: A movable body is provided with front wheels as the driving wheels and caster type rear wheels and includes a support which supports the caster type rear wheels so as to be rotatable in the yaw direction and rear wheel rotation control means of controlling the ease of the rotation of the rear wheels around the rotation axis in the yaw direction on the basis of motion state quantities of the movable body. The ease of the rotation of the rear wheels in the yaw direction may be adjusted by elastic force imparting means of imparting an elastic force to the rear wheels in the direction matching the front-back direction of the movable body.

Inventors:
UEGAKI KENJI
Application Number:
JP2013030481A
Publication Date:
September 04, 2014
Filing Date:
February 19, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP
International Classes:
B62K17/00; B60B33/00; B62D9/00; B62K5/01; B62K5/08; B62K15/00
Domestic Patent References:
JP2005350154A2005-12-22
JPH0381103U1991-08-20
JP2000153793A2000-06-06
JP2001511395A2001-08-14
JP2005231415A2005-09-02
JP2008149960A2008-07-03
Foreign References:
US20110187080A12011-08-04
US5080384A1992-01-14
US5772227A1998-06-30
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Masatake Akashi