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1. (WO2017112676) INTEGRATED CLUTCH STEERING SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/112676 International Application No.: PCT/US2016/067791
Publication Date: 29.06.2017 International Filing Date: 20.12.2016
IPC:
B62D 6/00 (2006.01) ,B62D 3/02 (2006.01) ,B62D 3/14 (2006.01) ,F16D 7/02 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
6
Arrangements for automatically controlling steering depending on driving conditions sensed and responded to, e.g. control circuits
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
3
Steering gears
02
mechanical
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
3
Steering gears
14
hydraulic
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
D
COUPLINGS FOR TRANSMITTING ROTATION; CLUTCHES; BRAKES
7
Slip couplings, e.g. slipping on overload, for absorbing shock
02
of the friction type
Applicants:
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; 1455 Market St., 4th Floor San Francisco, California 94103, US
Inventors:
MEYHOFER, Eric; US
RICE, David; US
Agent:
MAHAMEDI, Zurvan; US
Priority Data:
14/979,18722.12.2015US
15/239,05617.08.2016US
Title (EN) INTEGRATED CLUTCH STEERING SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTÈME DE DIRECTION À EMBRAYAGE INTÉGRÉ
Abstract:
(EN) An integrated clutch steering system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) can include an offset gear having a first gear endpoint and a second gear endpoint. The offset gear can be mounted to a steering column of the AV at the first gear endpoint. The integrated clutch steering system can further include an AV steering motor coupled to a steering clutch, which can be coupled to the offset gear at the second gear endpoint. The AV steering motor can be operated by an AV control system to apply torque to the steering column via the steering clutch and the offset gear to control steering of the AV. When a predetermined amount of torque is exceeded on the steering column, the steering clutch can slip to enable manual steering of the AV.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de direction à embrayage intégré pour un véhicule autonome (VA), lequel système peut comprendre un engrenage décalé ayant un premier point d'extrémité d'engrenage et un second point d'extrémité d'engrenage. L'engrenage décalé peut être monté sur une colonne de direction du véhicule autonome au premier point d'extrémité d'engrenage. Le système de direction à embrayage intégré peut en outre comprendre un moteur de direction de véhicule autonome accouplé à un embrayage de direction, qui peut être accouplé à l'engrenage décalé au second point d'extrémité d'engrenage. Le moteur de direction de véhicule autonome peut être actionné par un système de commande de véhicule autonome pour appliquer un couple à la colonne de direction par l'intermédiaire de l'embrayage de direction et de l'engrenage décalé pour commander la direction du véhicule autonome. Quand une quantité de couple prédéterminée est dépassée sur la colonne de direction, l'embrayage de direction peut patiner pour permettre la direction manuelle du véhicule autonome.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP3393887