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Title:
A METHOD OF OPERATING A VEHICLE AND A VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/114603
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method of operating a vehicle at different altitudes. The vehicle has an engine, a throttle valve and a throttle operator. A continuously variable transmission has a driving pulley connected to the engine, a driven pulley, and a belt operatively connecting therebetween. A ground engaging member is operatively connected to the driven pulley. A piston is connected to the driving pulley. A control unit controls actuation of the piston and the piston force. The method includes determining an altitude and/or an atmospheric pressure, a driven pulley speed, and at least one of the throttle operator position and the throttle valve position. The piston is selectively actuated based on the altitude and/or the atmospheric pressure. The piston force is controlled based on the driven pulley speed, and at least one of: the throttle operator position and the throttle valve position. Vehicles and other methods of operation thereof are also disclosed.

Inventors:
ROLAND GUENTHER (AT)
STIEBINGER CHRISTIAN (AT)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2015/050797
Publication Date:
September 24, 2015
Filing Date:
February 02, 2015
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Assignee:
BRP POWERTRAIN GMBH & CO KG (AT)
International Classes:
F16H61/662; F16H59/24; F16H59/36; F16H59/44; F16H59/62
Foreign References:
EP0421183A21991-04-10
JP2001295918A2001-10-26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MCDADE, Sophie et al. (Paris, Paris, FR)
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