Inherently failsafe electric power steering system

  • US 20060086557A1
  • Filed: 10/25/2005
  • Published: 04/27/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A hydro-mechanically coupled EPS system for a vehicle comprising:

  • at least one power cylinder;

    a directional control valve operatively connected to the at least one power cylinder and having a first output port and a second output port for controlling a steering direction;

    a pump having an output port fluidly connected to an input port of the directional control valve; and

    a controller controlling the pump based upon a steering wheel input signal.

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