Technology company Nexteer says its automotive steer-by-wire (SbW) with retractable steering column has won the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Mobility Innovation Award for technology enabling new business models. increase. SAA provides members with timely access to a wide range of automotive insights.
Nexteer says the combination of SbW and Stowable Steering Column will reinvent the ‘behind the wheel’ experience, opening an untapped frontier of advanced safety and performance features for conventional autonomous driving at various levels. I’m here.
said Robin Milavec, President, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Director of Nexteer Automotive. These technologies are poised to transform the future of mobility by improving safety and performance and reinventing the driver’s ‘behind the wheel’ experience. “
Abhay Abraham, Ducker SAA President and Principal, said: As an industry, we’ve been forced to think outside the box, work together, and set aside the notion that “it’s always been this way.” Mobility is evolving rapidly, and this year’s entry shows it’s poised to evolve with it. “
open new frontiers
Nexteer’s SbW is said to replace the mechanical connection between the handwheel and roadwheel with algorithms, electronics and actuators. This opens the door to benefits not achievable with traditional steering solutions. SbW is claimed to enhance stability control and shorten braking distances, and is the preferred enabler of Park Assist and Automatic Emergency Steering (AES).
Combining Nexteer’s SbW with a retractable steering column enables a new world of cockpit design options, changing the way drivers use their vehicles and providing opportunities for OEMs to reinvent and reuse driver cabin space. born.
For example, when SbW is combined with a retractable steering column during autonomous driving, additional space is created for the driver to engage in other activities. This technology can also be used in conventional driving vehicles. When the vehicle is parked, Nexteer’s retractable steering column can expand the usable space inside the vehicle, creating a more spacious office on wheels.