Toyota has succeeded in developing for mass production the active four-wheel steering(4WS)
The new system ensures a good response and a high level of stabililty for quick steering wen during a high-speed drive. When the vehicle deflects due to a sudden side wind, road surface disturbance, or abrupt braking, steering is automatically corrected through the rear wheels to significantly improve forward stability.
In addition, the! system prwides improved performance in making small radius turns because the rear wheels are steering up to five degrees when the front wheels are turned to a large angle. Also,improved vehicle maneuverability at low speed is obtained.