Victorian-based company Doftek has developed a world-first Active Wheel Alignment System (AWAS) for passenger vehicles.
Controlling the contact patch between a car’s tyres and the road is critical for optimal performance, safety, tyre life and fuel efficiency. The orientation of the wheels, or wheel alignment, is the most important setting to achieve this.
Until now, wheel alignment can only be adjusted manually by a mechanic in a workshop. As such, a single wheel alignment setting must be chosen to cover all possible uses and conditions. This forces a compromise.
In an ideal world, wheel alignment should vary in real time.