HONDA SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) INTRODUCTION
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, called SH-AWD, that provides
cornering performance that responds faithfully to driver input, and
outstanding vehicle stability. A world's first, the SH-AWD system combines
front-rear torque distribution control with independently regulated torque
distribution to the left and right rear wheels to freely distribute the
optimum amount of torque to all four wheels in accordance with driving
The SH-AWD system is composed of sensors to detect steering angle, lateral
g, and other vehicle information; an ECU; and the rear differential. The
direct electromagnetic clutches inside the rear differential, another
world's first, employ electromagnets to obtain precise control over the
multi-plate clutches. Built-in search coils monitor the gaps between the
electromagnets and the magnetic body to achieve precise, continuously
variable torque regulation.
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Acura vs the competition
Let's see how Acura stacks up against it's main competitors in icy
conditions. Here we see Audi's Quattro AWDLexus' Active Torque Control AWD
systems compete with the Acura's SH-AWD System.
Acura SH AWD is the best
this is the best video I have seen describing SH AWD, this is an amazing
system pioneered by honda, it makes the ordinary driver has a good control
of the car. Most of old racing school drivers know how to work with rear
wheel cars only, they do not seem to understand this system well or may
biased against it. Anyway this is the best system in the market
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All ALL WHEEL DRIVES are NOT created equal. (Subaru Vs Other
Check out these unbiased experiments.
Subaru AWD against other popular makes in slippery road simulations.
In response to video comments: This is not a rigged setup. There are no
chains holding back the competitors cars. This was also shown live to an
audience for training purposes. Sorry to bust everyones doubts.
Lexus ATC vs. Audi Quattro vs. Acura SH-AWD
AWD comparison test at AET (Automotive Enviro Testing) in Baudette,
Minnesota. Audi's Q7 Quattro (TORSEN Torque-Sensing AWD) versus Lexus
RX350 ATC (Active Torque Control AWD) versus Acura's MDX SH-AWD
Audi: The quattro principle
quattro four-wheel drive enjoys a lengthy tradition. The principle involves
distributing the engine's power permanently and optimally between all four