Patent Title: Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
Patent Number: 9,090,281
Inventors: Spahl; Robert (Cologne, DE), Halfmann; Edmund (Neuss, DE), Gerhardt; Torsten (London, GB), Simon; Marc (Koln, DE)
Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
Family ID: 1000001237862
Appl. No.: 14/201,550
Filed: March 7, 2014
Abstract: A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least three wheels, with two of the wheels being assigned to a common axle to form a first wheel pair. A first wheel control part suspends the first wheel of the wheel pair from the vehicle body and a second wheel control part suspends the second wheel of the wheel pair from the vehicle body. The first wheel control part is configured to be coupled to the second wheel control part via a first gearwheel mechanism, and the second wheel control part is configured to be coupled to the first wheel control part via a second gearwheel mechanism. The first and second gearwheel mechanisms each have a negative transmission ratio between a drive shaft and an output shaft. The laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle may be a motor vehicle.