Patent Number: 6,168,171

Title: Vehicle height adjust control apparatus and method

Abstract: The method of controlling a vehicle height adjust apparatus for a vehicle that includes an actuator capable of changing a vehicle height, a height detector that detects the vehicle height and a controller linked to the actuator that receives parameters indicating a state of the vehicle includes the steps of detecting the vehicle height and at least one of a steering angle of a steering wheel of the vehicle and a differential-limited state of wheels of the vehicle, and controlling the actuator with the controller to adjust the vehicle height to approach the target vehicle height if the steering angle is not greater than a predetermined steering angle and/or the wheels are not in a differential-limited state.

Inventors: Shono; Shoichi (Nishikamo-gun, JP), Sato; Atushi (Susono, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B60G 17/016 (20060101); B60G 17/015 (20060101); B60G 17/005 (20060101); B60G 017/005 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018