US Patent No. 9,205,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A STEERING ANGLE FOR A VEHICLE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE BASED ON SAME


Patent No. 9,205,869
Issue Date December 08, 2015
Title System And Method For Determining A Steering Angle For A Vehicle And System And Method For Controlling A Vehicle Based On Same
Inventorship Steven Paul Turner, Marysville, OH (US)
Assignee HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,205,869

14. A control system for an all-wheel drive powertrain of a vehicle having a power source configured to produce torque, a
steerable pair of wheels configured to be driven by the torque, and a second pair of wheels configured to be selectively driven
by the torque, the control system comprising:
a first clutch assembly selectively connecting a first wheel of the second pair of wheels to the power source; and
a second clutch assembly selectively connecting a second wheel of the second pair of wheels to the power source; and
the system for determining angular position according to claim 1;
wherein the controller is further configured to,
modulate the clutches according to the data from the steering angle sensor after the controller determines the neutral position,
and

modulate the clutches according to the estimated steering angle until the controller determines the neutral position.