Adaptive Energy Absorbing Technology
Our Adaptive Energy Absorbing Steering Column improves driver protection by using a pyrotechnic actuator to optimize the energy absorbed during a collision.
Suitable for cars, SUVs and trucks, our technology deploys a life-saving sequence tailored to each driver’s:
- Seat belt usage
- Crash severity
- Seat position
- Vehicle speed
- Physical size — Range includes a male in the 95th percentile of size to a female in the 5th percentile of size.
This size range helps vehicle manufacturers meet U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 208) regulations. Our column’s potential to minimize driver injury could also improve a vehicle’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating for vehicles with four stars or less.
Positive Lock Systems
Positive lock systems allow infinite adjustability and hold the column in a set adjustment position during the crash stroke.
Nexteer does extensive column assembly, sub-assembly and component crashworthiness analysis and testing before OEM sled or barrier evaluation.
Nexteer’s energy absorbers are readily tunable during all phases of vehicle development.
Frictionless energy absorbers
Frictionless energy absorbers are available to reduce variation. Nexteer performs extensive column assembly, sub-assembly and component crashworthiness analysis and testing before OEM sled or barrier evaluation.