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ROAD CLEARANCE [1 record]

Record 1 2018-07-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Bodywork and Framework (Motor Vehicles)
  • Suspension Systems (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
DEF

The distance between the ground and the lowest point of the centre part of the vehicle.

OBS

The centre part is that part contained between two planes parallel to and equidistant from the longitudinal median plane (of the vehicle) and separated by a distance which is 80 % of the least distance between points on the inner edges of the wheels on any one axle.

OBS

ground clearance: term and definition standardized by ISO in 1978.

OBS

ground clearance: term proposed by the World Road Association.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Carrosserie, caisse et châssis (Véhicules automobiles)
  • Suspension (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
DEF

Distance entre le plan d'appui et le point le plus bas de la partie centrale du véhicule.

OBS

La partie centrale est la partie du véhicule située entre deux plans parallèles et au plan longitudinal médian (du véhicule) symétriques par rapport à ce plan, et distants de 80 % de la distance minimale entre les surfaces intérieures des roues d'un même essieu du véhicule.

OBS

garde au sol : terme et définition normalisés par l'ISO en 1978.

OBS

garde au sol : terme proposé par l'Association mondiale de la route.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Carrocería y chasis (Vehículos automotores)
  • Suspensión (Vehículos automotores y bicicletas)
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