Device for the automatic steering control of any road vehicle without driver intervention and minimal modifications in the internal mechanical of the vehicle.
The present invention is an equipment that allows controlling the steering of a vehicle from a controller by automating the steering wheel and without driver intervention. This solution overcomes the problems found in the state of the art. Thus, it is independent of the type of vehicle and type of steering assistance (electric or hydraulic), including the presence or absence of such assistance. This invention does not enter permanent changes on the vehicle or interfere with the driving task. In addition, the coupling or decoupling of single mode is controlled automatically and no manual and other developments, being able to carry out moving and instantaneously, from the same processor that controls the direction, and the driver does not lose complete control the direction of the vehicle. The device has been mounted on a vehicle and used for the realization of an automatic collision avoidance system.
The solution refers to an equipment that allows controlling the steering of a road vehicle from a controller without driver intervention by automating the wheel.
Consequently, it is a device incorporated in a motor vehicle which includes an assembly comprising an electric motor which drives a toothed wheel which engages on a chain secured to the drag another steering column device gear.
To link or unlink as desired at any time the rotation of the electric motor and the steering column, changing from manual to automatic or vice versa, a clutch consists of an electromagnet is introduced.
“Universal device for any vehicle type to control the steering of a road vehicle without driver intervention”
“By 2050 most vehicles will be autonomous vehicles”
José Eugenio Naranjo
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM