Nexteer Automotive – A Leader in Intuitive Motion Control


Comfort and Convenience Features

Active Return

Return Function: Nexteers return function is part of the base steering function using internal steering sensor information along with vehicle speed sensor information. The feature provides the following enhancements:

  • Enhance returnability characteristics of vehicle with assisted return to center
  • Speed sensitive tuning capability
  • Provides chassis design & tuning flexibility

 

 

Active Damping

Active Damping Function: Nexteers active damping function is part of the base steering function using the internal EPS or HPS sensor information along with vehicle speed sensor information. The feature provides the following enhancements:

  • Minimize vehicle free control problems
  • Speed sensitive tuning capability
  • Provides chassis design & tuning flexibility

 

 

Active Lead/Pull Compensation Function: Nexteers lead/pull compensation function is part of the base steering function using the internal EPS or HPS sensor information along with vehicle speed sensor information. The feature provides the following enhancements:

Pull Compensation

Long-Term PULL Compensation

  • Provides a torque offset within the steering system to reduce driver fatigue and effort due to:
    • Tire variation
    • Chassis & vehicle imbalances
  • Potential warranty cost reduction

 

Short-Term PULL Compensation

  • Provides a torque offset within the steering system to compensate for:
    • Crowned roads
    • Steady cross-wind
    • Wind gust compensation with additional sensors (Future)
  • Increases driver comfort and reduces fatigue