Development of Active-Traction Control System 2000-01-1636
Active-TRAC (A-TRAC) is the system for off-road 4WD vehicles. This system consists of independent four wheel brake control system and engine torque control system. This system applies the brake to any spinning wheel, and sends torque to the other wheels with grip. Therefore, the vehicle gets strong LSD(Limited Slip Differential) effect, and it has the same traction performance as a center and rear differential locked vehicle. Because the vehicle with A-TRAC does not have a differential locking mechanism, it no longer has the phenomenon of tight corner braking, and it frees a driver from operating the differential locking system. Therefore anyone can easily enjoy off-road driving with A-TRAC.
Proceedings of the 2000 Automotive Dynamics and Stability Conference-P-354, Electronic Braking, Traction, and Stability Controls-PT-76, SAE 2000 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V109-6