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Whats the future for caravanning?

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Old Oct 22nd, 2019, 19:49   #31
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Things would be vastly different now with all the data the car has today , it would reduce assistance to suit whatever the car was doing at the time ... also an electric motor can produce continuously variable torque from max to zero , just like your battery drill at home .... The car would do all the computation work rather than the caravan itself , one thing that springs to mind if the caravan became unstable it could let the motor generate current which would drag the caravan and help straighten it up ...
Indeed it could work but would need a bigger plug than the current 13 pin. Also would the technology be biult into every car just in case or would one have to specify a tower when buying new.

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Old Oct 22nd, 2019, 20:35   #32
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Indeed it could work but would need a bigger plug than the current 13 pin. Also would the technology be biult into every car just in case or would one have to specify a tower when buying new.

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The car already has a computer it would just need the software ( set of instructions) loaded to activate , much like a towbar module today , The technology has been around in the car for around 20 years now ....

It might need just 4 pins in the caravan plug actually :

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A 20 year old volvo has this technology in it's instrument panel . a 1998 940 has about 40 wires going into the instrument panel .
A 1999 S80 has just 5 .
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