Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Ford Is Launching An Adaptive Steering System

While technology like this is cool and all, why not just go old school and install a close ratio steering box? Less parts, cheaper and it would last longer.

Ford’s adaptive steering makes it easier for drivers to maneuver a vehicle at low speeds while making the vehicle more fun to drive and agile at high speeds. Adaptive steering changes the ratio between the driver’s actions at the steering wheel آ– the number of turns آ– and how much the front wheels turn. In vehicles without the technology, this is a fixed steering ratio. With adaptive steering, the ratio continually changes with vehicle speed, optimizing the steering response in all conditions.