Title: Application of electronically controlled suspension to the 'One-Box Car'

Authors: H. Kadota, M. Tabe, T. Aonuma, H. Mouri, K. Nishiguchi

Addresses: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., 560-2 Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 243-01, Japan. ' Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., 560-2 Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 243-01, Japan. ' Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., 560-2 Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 243-01, Japan. ' Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., 560-2 Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 243-01, Japan. ' Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., 560-2 Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken, 243-01, Japan

Abstract: In October 1988, minor changes in the CARAVAN/HOMY(E24) were announced. It was equipped with electronically controlled suspension. This report is concerned with electronically controlled suspension and its effects on the Mini-Van, (called the |One-Box Car| in Japan). The system is based on me |Sonar Suspension| but includes the |Load Sensing Type| used to supplement the performance under the empty and fully loaded conditions. The |Load Sensing Type| is a two-mode control program on ROM, the two modes being |empty| and |loaded|. This method of control has proved effective for the |One-Box Car|.

Keywords: one-box car; CARAVAN/HOMY (E24); electronically controlled suspension; load sensing control; vehicle height sensors; vehicle suspension; vehicle design; electronic control; shock absorbers; damping force; ride comfort; minivans.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1994.061862

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1994 Vol.15 No.3/4/5, pp.291 - 300

Available online: 28 May 2014 *

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