Has the vital feedback from slippery roads forever been sacrificed for the convenience and features of modern power steering? Despair no more. It’s back in the shape of Limit Handling Feedback and it’s better than ever!
This two minute video shows you how Limit Handling Feedback works in the BMW 5 series.
Note: Limit Handling Feedback is a part of Blueprint Steering.
Sentient continues to expand and has now recruited Patrik Fagerberg as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Patrik Fagerberg has extensive experience from the automotive industry and is an important key in upscaling at a pace that meets the increasing demands for Sentient’s software functions.
“As Sentient’s functions are now in production and performing excellently on the roads, several leading vehicle OEMs have shown great interest in our features, particularly those in steering fidelity,” says Johan Hultén, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer.
Sentient’s technology is based on a genuine understanding of how drivers – experienced as well as less experienced – execute driving. This knowledge brings solutions that in many respects differ from the way current safety functions work.
Sentient is a Swedish company, founded in 2009, providing functions for vehiclesteering and vehicle motion control.
“Sentient offers very exciting functions and technology which fit perfectly with both current and future vehicles, and an increased level of autonomous driving. I hope that I, together with Sentient’s team and our customers, can contribute to safer vehicles worldwide,” says Patrik Fagerberg, who is already in his position as CEO of Sentient.
Human error is the cause of most road accidents. On the other hand, humans are amazingly good at avoiding accidents, with 100 million miles driven for every fatality. An obvious possibility for stability systems is therefore not only to counteract poor human performance, but also to enhance good human performance.
Loss of control due to an oversteer situation is a dangerous event. S+ Oversteer Control uses a guiding steering torque to regain stability quickly and smoothly. Moreover – at the very beginning of the event – this guiding torque will inform the driver of the poor grip being exhibited by the rear end of the vehicle. The driver then has a chance to reduce speed even before instability manifests.
Oversteer can arise from the driver making an evasive manoeuvre, to avoid hitting another car, child or perhaps a wild animal. In a case like this you not only want to regain stability, but also avoid the obstacle. The driver can seamlessly adjust the torque to achieve the desired path, while S+ Oversteer Control effectively assists in keeping the car in balance. The intuitive means of interaction makes sure that the all-important intention of the driver is included in the control loop.
PS: A bonus is that the driver has the feeling of being an expert. This makes S+ Oversteer Control the only stability system that is truly fun to drive. But that’s another story.
Learn more about S+ Oversteer Control:
In an oversteer situation, ESP works well in stabilizing the vehicle, but not with very high precision in the vehicle position. S+ Oversteer Control considerably reduces the instability as well as the risk of ending up outside the lane. S+ Oversteer Control increases the vehicle safety and has already started to save lives.
Watch the difference in vehicle position between standard ESP and S+ Oversteer Control.