a blog entry by Philipp Janczewski

April 29, 2022
3 minutes read

The functions of the rear axle system

A simple calculation: the benefits of the rear axle steering

It's simple maths: Car + speed = driving pleasure. And let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy a sporty drive along a country road?

In terms of driving comfort, driving dynamics and safety, rear axle steering has brought us a big step forward. The track setting on the rear axle brings advantages in almost every driving situation:

  • When driving slowly through narrow streets, it reduces the turning radius.
  • If the driver wants to go faster and more agile through the bends, it improves the driving dynamics.
  • At high speeds, it provides more driving stability.

To understand how the system works, let's just take a look at one together. Right under the vehicle - here and now in my new video:

About the author

Phillip Janczewski

Philipp Janczewski

Philipp is Global Head of Training Development, working with ZF Aftermarket since 2013. His motto as #zfexpert:

“You can never have too many horses! No matter in which engine.”