Steering System Fingerprint – a tool for steering system performance check and overview

  • Frank Esser
  • T. Vercammen
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings book series (PROCEE)


Since more than 15 years Vehicle Dynamics is a key attribute defining the character of Ford vehicle, starting in Europe with the first generation Ford Focus, Ford Puma and Ka in the late 90th. Key driver to get this character consistent into the vehicles was in the first step a common understanding about the way the character should look like and how trade-offs between the sub-attributes, especially between steering / handling and ride needs to be set.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Esser
    • 1
  • T. Vercammen
    • 2
  1. 1.Supervisor Vehicle DynamicsFord-Werke GmbHKölnGermany
  2. 2.Ford-Werke GmbHKölnGermany

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