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1. (WO2018106929) CUSTOMIZABLE CHASSIS MODULE WITH INTEGRATED RELATED FUNCTIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106929    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/065133
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B60K 1/04
B60K 7/00
B60W 10/08
B60W 10/192
B62D 65/10
B62D 65/12
Applicants: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: RICHARDS, Thomas Patrick
MCCLAIN, Jeremy J.
TUGGLE, Jeremy W
SCHEIBEL, Jörg
SOLIMAN, Ihab
Title: CUSTOMIZABLE CHASSIS MODULE WITH INTEGRATED RELATED FUNCTIONS
Abstract:
A corner or end module for assembly on a vehicle body comprises a wheel(s), a frame having connection points for removably securing the corner module to the vehicle body, a drive system capable of providing torque to drive the wheel(s),, a brake system connected to the wheel(s) capable of braking the wheel(s), a suspension system located between the frame and the wheel(s), a steering system connected to the wheel(s), capable of providing a steering input for the wheel(s), and a communication system capable of communicating from at least one of a drive controller, brake controller, and steering controller of the corner or end module with one of: another corner or end module, a vehicle controller; an autonomous drive controller; another vehicle, infrastructure, and a wireless data server.