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1. (WO2018020220) VEHICLE TRACTION ENHANCEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/020220    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/052148
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60B 39/02
Applicants: COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Inventors: BLUNDELL, Mike
Title: VEHICLE TRACTION ENHANCEMENT
Abstract:
A vehicle (100) comprising a plurality of wheels (106a, b) and an apparatus on a wheeled vehicle are disclosed. The vehicle, or apparatus, comprises a control system arranged to issue a signal in the event of determining that one or more wheels of the vehicle has lost, or is at risk of losing, frictional contact with a road surface (104). The vehicle, or apparatus, further comprises a gas source arranged to supply a burst of gas upon said signal being issued. At least one gas outlet (112) is connected to said gas source and is arranged to direct said burst of gas so as to clear water and/or debris from the road surface in front of at least one of the wheels.