minimum turning circle

minimum turning circle

[′min·ə·məm ′tərn·iŋ ‚sər·kəl]
(engineering)
The diameter of the circle described by the outermost projection of a vehicle when the vehicle is making its shortest possible turn.
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Based on tests with full-size sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks, QUADRASTEER reduces the minimum turning circle diameter by an average of 20 percent.
Based on tests with full-size SUVs and pickup trucks, QUADRASTEER by Delphi reduces the minimum turning circle diameter by an average of 19 percent.
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