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1. (WO2017036539) GEARSHIFT ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A POSITION SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036539    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/070175
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 04 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: F16H 59/10
Applicants: KONGSBERG AUTOMOTIVE AB
Inventors: KVARNSTRÖM, Anders
Title: GEARSHIFT ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A POSITION SENSOR ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
The present invention gearshift assembly for a vehicle comprising: a shift lever (2) which is mounted in a housing (40, 42) to be pivotable about a first axis, and about a second axis perpendicular to the first; a position sensor assembly mounted stationary in the housing and comprising a plurality of position sensors (50) disposed in a pattern including two paths of position sensors; a sensor triggering element mounted on an element carrier (20) which is moveably mounted in the housing and coupled to the shift lever (2) in such a manner to be able to move the sensor triggering element along said pattern of position sensors in response to pivotal shift movements; characterized in that the pattern of position sensors (50) is arranged in a horizontal plane next to the shift lever (2) at a vertical level of a lower end region thereof, and in that the carrier element (20) is moveably supported by a guide structure (32, 34) in the housing, the element carrier is coupled by a hinge (12, 24) to a link (8) which in turn is connected to the shift lever (2), and in that the coupling of the element carrier (20) by the link (8) to the shift lever and the guide structure (32, 34) of the element carrier (20) are arranged such that the element carrier performs a linear movement in response to pivoting the shift lever (2) about the first axis such that the sensor triggering element is moved along a first horizontal path of the position sensor pattern perpendicular to the first axis, and that the element carrier is pivoted about a vertical pivot axis of the guide structure (32, 34) at a distance to the sensor triggering element in response to pivoting the shift lever about the second axis such that the sensor triggering element is pivoted along a second horizontal path of the position sensor pattern.