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1. (WO2018136549) PAVING MACHINE WITH SMART STEERING CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/136549    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/014093
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 18 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B62D 7/09
Applicants: GOMACO CORPORATION
Inventors: FARR, Thomas C.
BUMANN, Raymond J. III
SCHAEDING, Chad
Title: PAVING MACHINE WITH SMART STEERING CONTROL
Abstract:
A smart steering control system a paving or texturing machine receives path elements corresponding to current and future positions of the machine. By comparing the current and future elements, an expected completion time is derived for exiting the current position and entering the future position; the smart steering control system synchronizes adjustments of the machine's steerable tracks from the current path to the future path. The smart steering control system functions as a virtual tie rod, preventing damage, enhancing the traction control and pulling power of the machine, and preserving the operating life of its components.