Change the angle of each car’s wheel on the move to get better fuel economy or improve handling? If it sounds like the result of inebriated banter around a barbecue too late one night, you’d be sober to learn it’s a new Australian development that is ready to go global.
Major improvements in handling and tire wear while reducing rolling resistance are some of the claims by the developer of a world-first active wheel alignment system that is now being tested as a production component by selected car and truck makers.
The Australian designed and developed Doftek active wheel alignment system (AWAS) is now poised to be licensed to vehicle manufacturers and may also be offered it as an aftermarket product, particularly to motorsport.
The initial targets for AWAS are luxury and performance vehicles, followed by electric vehicles (as a means of extending the battery range) and autonomous cars.