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1. (WO2017055155) ENERGY ABSORPTION ELEMENT FOR A STEERING COLUMN OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND STEERING COLUMN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/055155    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/072417
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B62D 1/19
Applicants: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG
thyssenkrupp AG
Inventors: KURZ, Hannes
ADELMANN, Werner
NICOLUSSI, Matthias
Title: ENERGY ABSORPTION ELEMENT FOR A STEERING COLUMN OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND STEERING COLUMN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE
Abstract:
The invention relates to an energy absorption element (6) for a steering column (1) of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one deformation element (64), a first fastening element (61) and a second fastening element (62), the deformation element (64) being connected to the first fastening element (61) and the second fastening element (62) and being arranged in the force flow with regard to a force exertable on one fastening element in relation to the other fastening element. The aim of the invention is to improve safety in terms of malicious or accidental damage, with low production and assembly effort. To this end, at least one break-off element (7) is connected to the first and the second fastening elements (61 and 62), parallel to the deformation element (64) in the force flow. The invention also relates to a steering column (1) with an energy absorption element (6).