New Technology in Passive Adaptive Traction Control for Four Wheel Drive Vehicles 1999-01-1262
An advancement in traction control has entered the marketplace this year with the debut of the 1999 Jeep® Grand Cherokee equipped with the Quadra-TracII or Quadra-Drive four wheel drive systems. The new technology that is at the heart of these systems is the progressive coupling. A new passive adaptive traction control device that utilizes much of the hardware normally associated with automatic transmissions but applied to enhance traction. In the following report the function of progressive coupling will be described along with design characteristics and parameter recommendations.