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    WILL HALLOWAY
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    17 NOVEMBER 2015
    • By correcting understeer, Torque Vectoring by braking ensures your vehicle follows your chosen path, whatever the conditions. Find out how.

      To further enhance the on-road handling of Land Rover models, we’ve developed Torque Vectoring by braking.

      The system corrects understeer when cornering and helps ensure that your vehicle precisely follows your chosen path, even in challenging weather conditions.

      WHAT IS IT?

      Torque Vectoring by braking uses the brake system to adjust the delivery of power to each of the rear wheels, optimising the vehicle’s handling. The result is a safer, more responsive drive with less understeer.

      WHAT DOES IT DO?

      In all cars, a differential is used to split torque – the turning force produced by the engine – between the wheels in each driven pair. The differential enables both wheels to drive the car, yet still allows each wheel to spin at a different speed to the other. This is essential, because in a corner the outer wheel follows a curve of a larger radius than the inner wheel, and this means the outer wheel has to spin faster to keep up. Without the differential the inner and outer wheels would be forced to turn at the same speed. On a grippy road surface the result would be unresponsive handling, heavy tyre wear and possibly damage to the transmission.

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      Torque Vectoring by braking corrects understeer when cornering, ensuring your vehicle follows your chosen path

      A conventional differential always splits torque evenly between the two wheels, but there are occasions where it can be useful to apportion the torque differently. In a slippery corner, adding more torque to the outer wheels can help the vehicle to turn.

      The Torque Vectoring by braking system constantly monitors the steering wheel angle, the vehicle’s speed and the rate at which the vehicle is turning as it travels through a corner. If the system detects that the vehicle is running wide of the path the driver is expecting – in other words it is starting to ‘understeer’ – it applies the brake on the inside rear wheel. This pushes more torque to the outer wheel, increasing the rate of turn and reducing the understeer so that the vehicle stays closer to the course the driver intended.

      WHEN WILL YOU USE IT MOST?

      Torque Vectoring by braking is particularly useful on twisty country roads and in wet or wintry weather when the road surface is slippery. To the driver, the vehicle appears agile and responsive, but without feeling nervous or unstable.

      HOW DO YOU ACTIVATE IT?

      The Torque Vectoring by braking system operates automatically. You will notice that the vehicle responds quickly and safely to your steering and accelerator inputs, even in the most adverse conditions.

      WHICH MODELS HAVE IT?

      Torque Vectoring by Braking is standard on the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport and New Range Rover Evoque Convertible models.

  2. WORDS
    WILL HALLOWAY
    PUBLISHED ONLINE
    17 NOVEMBER 2015

Jaguar Land Rover Limited: Registered office: Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LF. Registered in England No: 1672070

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