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Title:
CAMBER ANGLE CONTROLLING DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2009/005073
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is a camber angle controlling device capable of reducing an energy consumption while retaining the running performance of a vehicle. A camber angle applying device (4) is controlled to adjust the camber angle of wheels (2) to a predetermined value.Therefore, the characteristics (or a high gripping property) of a high gripping force and the characteristics (or a low rolling resistance) of a small rolling resistance can be separately used as the performance of the wheels (2). By utilizing the high gripping property of the wheels (2), therefore, a vehicle (1) is enabled to reduce its energy consumption, while retaining its running performances (such as a turning performance, an accelerating performance or a braking performance), by utilizing the rolling resistance of the wheels (2). Moreover, the camber angle applying device (4) is controlled to make the rolling resistance of the wheels (2) lower, so that the energy loss to occur in the wheels (2) at the running time can be made so lower as to reduce the energy consumption of the vehicle (1) further.

Inventors:
NAITO TAKASHI (JP)
ANDO MASAO (JP)
HASEBE MASAHIRO (JP)
HORIGUCHI MUNEHISA (JP)
MIZUNO AKIRA (JP)
KAMIYA HITOSHI (JP)
JONES MICHAEL (JP)
Application Number:
JP2008/061930
Publication Date:
January 08, 2009
Filing Date:
July 01, 2008
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Assignee:
EQUOS RES CO LTD (JP)
NAITO TAKASHI (JP)
ANDO MASAO (JP)
HASEBE MASAHIRO (JP)
HORIGUCHI MUNEHISA (JP)
MIZUNO AKIRA (JP)
KAMIYA HITOSHI (JP)
JONES MICHAEL (JP)
International Classes:
B60G17/015; B60G17/016; B60C5/00; B60C11/00
Foreign References:
JPS63500444A1988-02-18
JPH03231016A1991-10-15
JP2003104139A2003-04-09
JP2006022939A2006-01-26
JPS4744599A
JP2005219738A2005-08-18
JP2006327571A2006-12-07
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PATENT FIRM SHINMEI CENTURY (7th Floor 92 Ote-cho, Toyohashi-City Aichi 05, JP)
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