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Thursday, September 14 2017 - 00:50
Nexteer Steers Safety in Levels 2-5 Automated Driving
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Nexteer Unveils High Availability EPS, Showcases Steer-by-Wire
Nexteer Automotive(,a global leader in intuitive motion 
control, announced the continued expansion of its automated driving portfolio 
with the introduction of two steering technologies that enable advanced safety 
and functions for Level 2-5 automated driving. Nexteer's high availability 
Electric Power Steering (EPS) and its advanced Steer-by-Wire (SbW) system are 
showcased at the 67th IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Safety-Net is Alwa­­ys On

"Similar to systems in aviation, our EPS system redundancies play an important 
safety, back-up function as the automotive industry moves toward varying levels 
of automation," said Frank Lubischer, Nexteer's CTO, CSO and Senior Vice 
President of Global Engineering, "Nexteer's steering safety net is always on."

Nexteer's high availability EPS is designed for resilient operational 
availability, using top-rated, high reliability components and intelligently 
optimized through additional redundancies in torque and position sensors, 
electronic control units, winding motors as well as dual sets of vehicle power 
and communication connectors.

High Availability EPS Facilitates Migration to SbW

"As OEMs continue investment in high availability EPS, the migration to 
Steer-by-Wire (SbW) becomes more cost-effective," said Lubischer. "Meanwhile, 
we enable easier SbW migration through our flexibility to support various 
packaging environments with our broad high availability EPS portfolio. An OEM 
can save a lot of investment and chassis redesign by leveraging our high 
availability EPS today with a future SbW migration in mind."

SbW: Gateway to New Safety Advancements & Automated Steering 

SbW opens new possibilities for advanced safety functions, such as collision 
avoidance, stability control and more. Advanced safety features can be 
implemented with the steering system alone or in combination with the braking 
system to achieve even higher safety levels. To this point, Lubischer also 
noted that Nexteer & Continental's JV, CNXMotion, will combine Nexteer's 
advanced steering systems with Continental's advanced braking technologies into 
solutions for Automated Driving ADAS.


Nexteer Automotive - A Leader in Intuitive Motion Control - is a 
multi-billion-dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric 
and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems as 
well as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and automated driving 
technologies for original equipment manufacturers. The company's global 
workforce of over 13,000 serves more than 50 customers in every major region of 
the world. The company has 25 manufacturing plants, 3 technical centers and 13 
customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, 
Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive's customers include BMW, Fiat Chrysler, 
Ford, GM, PSA Group, Toyota, VW, as well as automakers in India and China.

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Source: Nexteer Automotive