Schaeffler at CES 2021
Schaeffler is a leader in the field of motion and uses its pioneering and innovative spirit to underline its claim to be a technology partner that pioneers motion to advance how the world moves. The Automotive Technologies division is meeting the challenge of dynamic change in the drives sector by designing excellent and sustainable technological solutions for cars and commercial vehicles. Only those who challenge the status quo and push the boundaries make a difference. And, we’re happy to a have a virtual company dashboard at CES 2021 to showcase some of our innovative e-mobility products.
Schaeffler Space Drive, no steering column - no problem!
Space Drive features “steer-by-wire” functionality, which enables safe and reliable vehicle steering by purely electronic means, thereby eliminating the need for a steering wheel, steering column and associated mechanical linkages. A crucial enabling technology for autonomous vehicles, for which safe and highly reliable steering is a basic requirement, Space Drive is the only system of its kind to be approved for public road use according to ECE-R-13, ECE-R-79, ECE-R-10 (ISO 16750-P5) in several countries.
Autonomous race cars to rely on Schaeffler’s patented “Space Drive” drive-by-wire technology
Autonomous driving technology pioneer Schaeffler has been selected as an official sponsor of the “Indy Autonomous Challenge” collegiate engineering competition, for which the company will also supply its patented “Space Drive” drive-by-wire technology. Be sure to look for “Indy Autonomous Challenge” ( IAC ) virtual exhibitor booth, as they reveal a prototype of the autonomous race care and details about this fascinating competition. A broad collaborative effort between public, private and academic institutions, the Indy Autonomous Challenge offers a $1 million first prize to the winning collegiate team that is able to program an automated race car to outrace and outmaneuver the competition in a wheel-to-wheel, high-speed race scheduled for Oct. 23, 2021, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway