Quantcast

Motor vehicle arrangement

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Göran Larsson, Anders Gunnarsson, Simon Lamarre, Karin Reikerås, Kjell Reikerås, Einar Lenartsson, Birgitta Thorsson, Åke Bergqvist

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A motor vehicle arrangement having a control device for controlling the vehicle. The control device is at least adjustable in the vertical direction. The control device has a parking position in which the vehicle cannot be driven and there is no operative connection for starting, accelerating or braking the vehicle etc. from the operating controls of the vehicle. The control device is releasable from the parking position to a driving position using an authorization verification element which adjusts the driving position. In the driving position, an operative connection is established between the operating control elements of the vehicle and corresponding actuating elements.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

The present invention will be described below on the basis of an illustrative embodiment and with reference to the attached drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 shows a diagrammatic side view of a vehicle control device in the parking position and in the driving position in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 shows a perspective view of the vehicle control device having a docking part for receiving an authorization verification element in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; and

FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating the interaction between the vehicle control unit or device and different elements which can be attached to the vehicle control unit or device in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Claims

1. A motor vehicle arrangement comprising:

2. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 wherein the steering wheel is adjustable at least in the vertical direction when the authorization verification element releases the steering wheel from the parking position.

3. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 wherein the steering wheel operates electrically.

4. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 3 further comprising operative control elements and corresponding actuating elements for starting, accelerating and braking the vehicle, wherein there is no operative connection between the operative elements and corresponding actuating element when the steering wheel is in the parking position.

5. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 3 further comprising operative control elements and corresponding actuating elements for starting, accelerating and braking the vehicle, wherein there is operative connection between the operative elements and corresponding actuating element when the steering wheel is in the driving position.

6. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 wherein the steering wheel is adjustable in tilt angle, length, and laterally.

7. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 wherein the authorization verification element is a smart card.

8. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 7 further comprising a docking part adjacent to the hub of the steering wheel.

9. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 7 wherein the docking part is arranged on the front face of the steering wheel hub.

10. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 7 wherein the docking part is arranged on the steering wheel hub.

11. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 wherein the raised parking position of the steering wheel provides additional space for the driver to get in and out of the vehicle.

12. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 further comprises a display unit designed to be activated in a driving position and to show relevant data for driving of the vehicle.

13. The motor vehicle arrangement according to claim 1 further comprising a parking brake which is activated when the steering wheel is in the parking position.

14. A motor vehicle arrangement comprising:

15. A motor vehicle arrangement comprising: