Abstract: A steering column for a vehicle having an outer housing fixedly mounted to the vehicle with a corrugated tubular section which is compressible upon application of axial force. A reinforcing sleeve is mounted to the outer housing with a sliding fit. The collapsible outer housing is supported by the reinforcing sleeve.
Abstract: The steering wheel column and/or the bearing for the steering wheel column in a motor vehicle is pushed or pulled away from a position in front of the driver in the event of a head-on collision whose intensity exceeds a preselected minimum value. The displacing unit which is activated in the event of head-on collision of preselected minimum intensity (e.g., a collision which causes the engine block and/or the transmission case to move rearwardly with reference to the frame of the motor vehicle) can entrain the steering wheel column and/or the bearing for the steering wheel column by way of a carrier which is pivotably mounted adjacent the steering wheel column or its bearing and has one or more projections with cutting edges penetrating into the steering wheel column and/or bearing in response to activation of the displacing unit.
Abstract: A telescopable, height-adjustable steering column for power vehicles comprises an inner pipe provided with a sliding surface, an outer pipe provided with a sliding surface cooperating with the sliding surface of the inner pipe. One of the pipes is displaceable relative to the other of the pipes. An element for closing the tolerance gap between the sliding surfaces of the inner and outer pipes and includes two wedge members located between the pipes and displaceable under a spring action transversely to an axis of the steering column over two inclined planes.
Abstract: A manually height-adjustable steering column of power vehicle comprises an inner tube and an outer tube together forming a telescopeable tubular element, the inner and outer tubes having an overlapping and displacement region, the outer tube having a multi-cornered cross-section, two sliding bushes arranged in the region at a distance from one another and having sliding surfaces associated with the outer tube in the region, a rotary bar extending inside the inner tube and having two end pieces one of which is connected with the inner tube, one of the sliding bushes being arranged in the vicinity of an end of the inner tube and being mounted on the other of the end pieces, the other of the sliding bushes being mounted on an outer surface of the inner tube, the sliding surfaces of the one bush being offset relative to the sliding surfaces of the other sliding bush and orientable relative to sliding surfaces of the outer tube by a rotary deformation of the rotary bar.