oversteer


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oversteer

[′ō·vər‚stir]
(mechanical engineering)
The tendency of an automotive vehicle to steer into a turn to a sharper degree than was intended by the driver; sometimes causes the vehicle's rear end to swing out.
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In this study, based on understeer and oversteer condition, the integrated control of DYC and ASS for a full-time four-wheel drive vehicle is studied.
The fuzzy detection stage in the upper level control uses vehicle signal inputs, like longitudinal vehicle speed (Vx), lateral acceleration (Ay), yaw rate (Avz), and road wheel angle (RWA), to detect and categorize unstable vehicle oversteer (OS) or understeer (US) events.
Engineers like Carl Sandberg at Volvo have to monitor and adjust their calculations to make sure bumps and lateral loads in bends result in predictable outcomes for the driver, including pitch, yaw rate and oversteer.
Oversteer was caught using a carefully gauged combination of countersteering and brake inputs.
It takes a certain ability to balance the car in order not to oversteer and crash, and like everything else, practice makes perfect.
An oversteer alarm is mounted on the steer doily along with a wireless audio alarm with lights for the tractor cab.
Hamilton said: "In practice we went from one end of the spectrum to the other, from acute understeer to huge oversteer.
I had an oversteering car, I had an oversteer moment, and I put it backwards in the wall, which is very unusual for me.
And it was great, even if I ended up face down after a bit of oversteer to avoid a collision with my toddler who was wandering around wondering who had nicked her sledge.
If you complain about oversteer, understeer or an issue, it is to improve for the next stint of the race," he said.
This handling control system combines anti-locking braking, vehicle dynamic control - which counters both oversteer and understeer - and traction control, plus acceleration skid and braking torque control.