Munich, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
Kgl. Bayr. Hofwagners
*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
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 48° 8.437′ N, 11° 34.319′ E. Marker is in Munich, Bavaria. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munich, Bavaria 80333, Germany. Touch for directions.
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 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Erasmus Darwin may have a prior claim as the inventor dating (Submitted on July 22, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
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