Ford invented a revolutionary steering technology

January 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Ford told about the technology of the next generation of “Adaptive Steering”, which will appear on Ford cars in the near future.
The company promises that the new steering system will provide “easy maneuverability in tight spaces, while maintaining flexibility and feedback at higher speeds.”
Instead of changing the ratio of the gear ratio on the rail, Adaptive Steering uses a different system, change this setting inside the steering wheel. The system “on the fly” changes greatly ratio by adding or subtracting a gear ratio depending on driving conditions.

Adaptive Steering Ford pics

Adaptive Steering Ford picture

“At lower speeds, for example, at the exit from the parking or maneuvering in tight spaces, the new system makes the car more agile and easier to manage, as it increases the helm – explained in Ford. – At high speeds, the system optimizes steering response that allows the car to react more slowly and repeat the exact actions of the driver. ”

Adaptive Steering Ford pics

Adaptive Steering Ford image

The company already offers a choice of steering modes for some models, including the Focus and Mustang, although the current system simply changes the resistance, rather than the ratio steering.

It is not yet clear whether the technology is integrated in Adaptive Steering sporty driving mode with the same settings – more “heavy” and “light” steering wheel.