Automatic transmission completely eliminates one part of the driving procedure and eases the work of the driver. It nevertheless allows him to intervene at any time in the control programme. This represents an important contribution to the improvement of road safety from the standpoint of driving safety and the safety situation. It can be demonstrated that even malfunctioning of the automatic transmission does not give rise to any situations which negatively influence the safety of road users. Servo-assisted steering leaves the driver with full control over the steering process and only reduces the effort required. From a particularly detailed study of steering characteristics it is possible to show that the driving "feeling", the contact between steering wheel and road, is not lost. The reduction of the necessary effort allows the steering process to be so adapted that power assisted steering represents an important contribution to driving safety. The steering equipment has been so constructed that even in the case of a sudden drop in oil pressure, it is possible to steer mechanically. The choice of transmission within the steering gears is such that even under these conditions no unreasonably strenuous effort is required. (TRRL)

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    Information Verlag

    Obere Hauptstrasse 13, Postfach 131
    D-7634 Kippenheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Foerster, H J
  • Publication Date: 1978-5-19


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 91
  • Serial:
    • Verkehsunfall
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 5&6
    • Publisher: Information Verlag
    • ISSN: 0341-2210

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM