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Nexteer’s Steer-by-Wire (SbW) is the center link across all megatrends – unlocking advanced safety and performance features and functionality. It also opens new possibilities for vehicle light-weighting and packaging flexibility.

SbW replaces the mechanical steering connection between the hand wheel and road wheels with algorithms, electronics and actuators. SbW emulates the “feel of the road,” offers a wide performance range (including sporty, luxury, comfort, etc.) and enhances maneuverability through our dynamic variable steering ratio.

SbW supports traditional driving and varying levels of Automated Driving (AD) across all vehicle types including ICEs and EVs.

OEM Benefits: Flexibility & Brand Differentiator

  • Preferred enabler of Automatic Emergency Steering (AES)
  • Enables re-use of components across platforms (LHD/RHD, EVs, etc.)
  • Enhances flexibility of under-hood packaging & front of dash design (especially important in EV battery packaging)
  • Enables intelligent, cost-saving steering strategies
  • Potentially saves assembly time with automatic alignment of the road wheels & hand wheel
  • Applies to traditional and varying levels of automated driving
  • Creates a brand differentiator by delivering advanced safety & performance with uncompromising steering feel

Driver Benefits: Safety & Performance

  • Preferred enabler of Automatic Emergency Steering (AES)
  • Enhances stability control and braking distance
  • Improves weather & road condition compensation
  • Improves driver comfort by enabling Nexteer’s Quiet Wheel™ Steering & Stowable Steering Column technology
  • Immerses driver into a “branded” driving experience – with highly tuned steering feel ranging from luxury to sporty

Award-Winning Steer-by-Wire with Stowable Steering Column Technologies

Our innovative combination of SbW with Stowable Steering Column technologies was recognized as a 2021 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch and a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree. Our award-winning combination reinvents the “behind-the-wheel” experience and opens an untapped frontier of advanced safety and performance features for autonomous and traditional driving.

When paired together, Nexteer’s SbW with Stowable Steering Column opens a new world of cockpit design options and changes how drivers can use their vehicles – creating the opportunity for OEMs to re-invent and re-purpose the driver’s cabin space.

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