VEHICLE WEIGHT AND CENTER OF GRAVITY ESTIMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

  • US 20140114558A1
  • Filed: 10/19/2012
  • Published: 04/24/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A load estimation system for estimating a vehicle load comprising:

  • at least one tire supporting a vehicle;

    a tire rotation counter for generating a rotation count from rotation of the tire;

    distance measuring means for measuring distance travelled by the vehicle;

    effective radius calculating means for calculating effective radius of the tire from the distance travelled and the rotation count; and

    load estimation means for calculating the load carried by the vehicle tire from the effective radius.

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