Abstract: A steering wheel includes a boss, two spokes supported at the boss, a grip fixed to each spoke, and a rotation control mechanism arranged between the boss and each spoke. The rotation control mechanisms are each configured to define a maximum rotation angle by which each grip is rotated from the neutral position in a near-side direction and a maximum rotation angle by which each grip is rotated from the neutral position in a far-side direction. The rotation control mechanisms are each configured to return each grip to the neutral position when a vehicle is traveling straight. The maximum rotation angle in the far-side direction is set to be larger than the maximum rotation angle in the near-side direction in each rotation control mechanism.
Abstract: The steering apparatus includes a steering handle which is in the form of a greatly reduced, skeleton-like so-called horned steering wheel without a continuous steering wheel rim. The steering handle is fastened to an airbag module by fasteners that taper in a V-shape.
August 27, 2014
Date of Patent:
July 7, 2015
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
Abstract: A vehicle steering command module as disclosed wherein the command module is necessary to start and control the motion of a vehicle, and once removed from the vehicle the command module can function as a personal computer. The vehicle steering command module includes a housing having a computer processing unit and a connection port. The connection port releasably connects the command module to one of a pair of spaced apart mating connection ports on an instrument panel of the vehicle, thereby completing a steer by wire circuit of the vehicle. Rotation of the command module controls the direction of travel of the vehicle when the command module is connected to one of the mating connection ports. The command module includes at least one input device operably connected to the computer processing unit. A cover of the steering command module is moveable between a closed position and an opened position, and includes a display screen operably connected to the computer processing unit.
December 8, 1999
Date of Patent:
March 19, 2002
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
Ki C. Kwon, Ronald Henry Dybalski, Vincent Lee Brooks