assist power steering

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  • variable assist power steering — A power steering system that enables the stiffness or tension of the steering to increase at higher speeds for more control or to soften at low speeds when performing slower activities, such as parallel parking. See variable ratio steering …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Power steering — helps drivers steer vehicles by augmenting steering effort of the steering wheel. It does this by adding controlled energy to the steering mechanism, so the driver needs to provide only modest effort regardless of conditions. In particular, power …   Wikipedia

  • power steering — (PS) A steering system using hydraulic pressure to increase the driver s turning effort. As the driver turns the steering wheel, steering effort is reduced. The pressure is used either in the gearbox itself or in a hydraulic cylinder attached to… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • power steering — noun A system for reducing the drivers effort to steer, by using a power source to assist in turning the wheels …   Wiktionary

  • Electric Power Steering — (EPS or EPAS) is designed to use an electric motor to reduce effort by providing assist to the driver of a vehicle. Most EPS systems have variable assist, which allows for more assistance as the speed of a vehicle decreases and less assistance… …   Wikipedia

  • steering — A mechanism for controlling the direction of a vehicle. See absorbing steering ackermann steering adjustable steering all wheel steering assisted steering axle and steering ball and nut steering ball steering …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Steering — For other uses, see Steering (disambiguation). Part of car steering mechanism: tie rod, steering arm, king pin axis (using ball joints). Steering is the term applied to the collection of components, linkages, etc. which will allow a vessel (ship …   Wikipedia

  • Steering wheel — This article is about steering wheels in cars. For the use in vessels, see Steering wheel (ship). A modern road car s steering wheel (Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010)) …   Wikipedia

  • assist — assister; Chiefly Law, assistor, n. assistive, adj. /euh sist /, v.t. 1. to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture. 2. to be associated with as an assistant or helper. v.i. 3. to give aid or help. 4. to be present …   Universalium

  • power-assisted — adjective (especially of steering or brakes) using an inanimate source of power to assist manual operation …   English new terms dictionary

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