Ford received a patent for a fully-controlled chassis for pickups F-SeriesJanuary 7, 2020
The US Patent and Trademark Office has distributed a new Ford patent, which is dedicated to the F-Series pickup truck.
So, light trucks of the new generation may receive a steering axle system – for the first time in the model line of the brand.
The use of fully-controlled chassis on production cars started in the 1980s, but until recently, only sports and luxury cars like the Porsche 911 and others had the technology.
Ford, together with ZF, are trying to use the advantages of the system to increase the maneuverability of road trains and improve the directional stability of a tractor that has a trailer, at least since 2017, but the designs of the designers have been protected for the first time with a patent.
The American brand patent describes an innovative electronic control system and original suspension geometry. This concept is reminiscent of the electrical system that ZF creates – for the fully-controlled chassis to function properly, you need to configure the connection between the power steering, brake module and improve the rear suspension. At the same time, the American corporation did not confirm the massive use of the new design. In 2002, GM tried to introduce a steering axle system on SUVs and pickups. But in 2005, the company abandoned this idea due to low demand: the design turned out to be very expensive for the client.
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