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JTEKT to start producing new steering system for Utility Task Vehicles

From:JTEKT Date:2017-11-15 16:30

JTEKT Corporation announces that it started to produce new steering systems, Intermediate-EPS (I-EPS) for Utility Task Vehicles.

Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) are primarily used in North America to carry baggage and drive on private land and plantations. Previously, UTVs ran at speeds of up to 30km/h with Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS). Now, customers would like UTVs to run at higher speeds up to 60km/h. Accordingly JTEKT decided to install Electric Power Steering (EPS) instead of HPS in UTVs. EPS can control steering torque in relation to respond to driving speed. For the first time, JTEKT’s EPS steerings have been implemented on Kubota RTV-XG850, a new UTV.

As specifications are so different between UTVs and passenger vehicles, Kubota and JTEKT have jointly developed EPS systems at IGA proving ground and other R&D facilities. 

JTEKT continues to propose its EPS for agricultural or other industrial vehicles, whose customers will need further precise assist control and autonomous driving in the future.
 

*I-EPS
features
Mount the assist unit on the intermediate shaft
Modify the **Pinion-EPS reduction structure
Use motor suitable for UTV
Merits Comfort at low speed driving
Stability at high speed riving
Equipped vehicle KubotaRTV-XG850
KUBOTA TRACTOR CORPORATION release
https://www.kubotausa.com/media-center/press-releases
Plant JTEKT Corporation Nara plant
Quantity 8,000units/year
*I-EPS and P-EPS are registered trademarks of JTEKT Corporation.
 


 
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