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Munich, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Georg Lankensperger

 
 
Georg Lankensperger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
1. Georg Lankensperger Marker
Inscription. [Marker text in German]:
Hier stand das Haus des
Kgl. Bayr. Hofwagners
Georg Lankensperger
*1779 • † 1847
der 1816 die Achsschenkellenkung erfand

Für Gespannwagen erdacht, ist diese Lenkungsart von entscheidender Bedeutung fr den Bau aller heutigen Vierradkraftzeuge geworden

Gestiftet vom der
Audi NSU Auto Union AG

[Marker text translated into English, more or less]:
Here stood the house of the Royal Bavarian Wagonmaster, Georg Lankensperger, who in 1816 discovered "axle steering" or Ackerman steering.

Born 1779 Died 1846

Devised for carts and carriages, this type of steering is of particular importance to the construction of today's four-wheel drive vehicles.

Donated by Audi NSU Auto Union AG
 
Erected by Audi NSU Auto Union AG.
 
Location. 48° 8.437′ N, 11° 34.319′ E. Marker is in Munich, Bavaria. Marker is on Pacellistrasse 0.1 kilometers east of Maximilianplatz, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munich, Bavaria 80333, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maximilian Joseph - Earl of Montgelas (about 120 meters away, measured
Georg Lankensperger Marker - detail showing wagon steering linkage and geometry image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
2. Georg Lankensperger Marker - detail showing wagon steering linkage and geometry
in a direct line); Cathedral Church of Our Lady (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Wilhelminische or Old Academy Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Church of Saint Michael (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Expansion of the Church of Our Lady Lane (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gottfried Keller (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miesbach to Munich Power Transmission (approx. half a kilometer away); "Lueg ins Land" Watchtower (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Munich.
 
Also see . . .  Ackermann steering geometry. Wikipedia article (retrieved 7/22/2012)on Ackerman steering: Ackermann steering geometry is a geometric arrangement of linkages in the steering of a car or other vehicle designed to solve the problem of wheels on the inside and outside of a turn needing to trace out circles of different radius. It was invented by the German carriage builder Georg Lankensperger in Munich in 1817, then patented by his agent in England, Rudolph Ackermann (1764–1834) in 1818 for horse drawn carriages.
Georg Lankensperger Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2012
3. Georg Lankensperger Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, mounted to the doorway just to the left of the entrance to the Marstaller building.
Erasmus Darwin may have a prior claim as the inventor dating from 1758. (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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