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Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE LOAD MANAGEMENT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/129192
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method for analyzing and managing a vehicle load carried by a vehicle, the vehicle having a fluid suspension system, the method including sampling, at a manifold of the fluid suspension system, a set of fluid pressures corresponding to a set of fluid springs of the fluid suspension system, wherein the set of fluid springs supports the vehicle load; determining an existing stiffness distribution, the existing stiffness distribution including a stiffness value associated with each of the set of fluid springs; determining a contextual dataset during vehicle operation; determining a desired stiffness distribution based on the contextual dataset; automatically controlling the set of fluid springs at the plurality of actuation points based on the desired stiffness distribution, wherein controlling the set of fluid springs includes setting the stiffness value of the fluid spring associated with each of the plurality of actuation points.

Inventors:
COOMBS, Joshua (9864 E Grand River, Suite 110-222Brighto, MI, 48116, US)
Application Number:
US2018/012393
Publication Date:
August 16, 2018
Filing Date:
January 04, 2018
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Assignee:
AKTV8 LLC (9864 E Grand River, Suite 110-222Brighton, MI, 48116, US)
International Classes:
B60K35/00; B62D33/06; B62D49/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2010151207A12010-12-29
Foreign References:
US20020038193A12002-03-28
US20040079557A12004-04-29
US20070296173A12007-12-27
US20140107892A12014-04-17
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SCHOX, Jeffrey (500 3rd Street, Suite 215San Francisco, CA, 94107, US)
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