Partner of the automotive industry
with key technologies for autonomous driving

Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co. KG is a company specializing in the development of fail-safe drive-by-wire systems - "Space Drive" - and chassis system solutions. The company has its headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany with a branch in Pfronstetten-Aichelau. Schaeffler Paravan Technology is a joint venture (90 percent Schaeffler and 10 percent Paravan GmbH) and was founded in October 2018.

The space drive system developed by Paravan founder Roland Arnold was completely transferred to the joint venture and industrialized there. The technology meets the highest requirements according to the safety standards ISO 26262 ASIL D and has road approval according to ECE-R-10, ECE-R-13 and ECE-R-79. In addition, the drive-by-wire control units are manufactured according to the world's highest quality level IPC-A-600 Class 3. Schaeffer Paravan is also developing a "rolling chassis" with intelligent corner modules - with integrated Schaeffler wheel hub motors, brakes, space drive steering (90 degrees) and suspension in a single system.

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Racing as development and technology platform

#WhyWeRace

Motorsport is both a technology platform and development laboratory. Testing under extreme conditions provides important impulses for development. The best example of this is Space Drive, a key technology for autonomous driving, developed from mobility for people with disabilities, which is already being tested in a variety of on-track applications. As a racing driver and brand ambassador for SpaceDrive, Markus Winkelhock is actively contributing to perfecting our drive-by-wire system under these harsh conditions.

Space Drive II - Drive-by-wire in a new dimension

Revolutionary solutions - Made by Paravan

Space Drive II is already considered a milestone in automotive history: It is the first drive-by-wire technology with MOT approval. Developed and produced according to the highest safety standards (ISO 26262: 2011, ASIL D). Space Drive enables multi-redundant control of engine, brakes and steering. The basis for manual driving without steering column, targeted driving, and in the future, fully automated driving.

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News from the Schaeffler Paravan Mobility Park

Mr. Safety Car works with Mr. DTM for the Space Drive project behind the digital control

For the GTC Race season finale, as part of the DTM, at the Hockenheimring from November 6th to 8th, Mr. Safety Car Bernd Mayländer and the 5-time DTM...

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The steer-by-wire McLaren 570S GT4 successfully competes in both ADAC GT4 Germany races on the Red Bull Ring

Successful guest start in the ADAC GT4 Germany at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg: The Schaeffler Paravan McLaren 570S GT4 #99, which is supported by...

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Now it gets dusty! World premiere for steer-by-wire technology in the rally scene

The next challenge for the digital driving and steering system Space Drive from Schaeffler Paravan: Following the successful endurance test of the...

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Our retrofit kit for "autonomous driving"

AUTOMATED DRIVING AS ADAPTIVE SYSTEM

Using revolutionary solutions in the drive-by-wire technology, Paravan moves the world. We develop driving and steering systems of the future, combined with the latest sensor technology and special construction. So we provide key technologies for the future autonomous or semi-autonomous driving. All systems are upgradeable and adaptive to a variety of vehicle types.

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Impressions from our Space Drive Video Library

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Space Drive Animation

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Paravan Steer-by-wire

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Autonomous driving "OLLI"

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Testdrive Hockenheim

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Autonomous Driving by Paravan

Space Drive offers fail safe, street legal, and million Km tested driving

The primary mechanical functions of throttle, brake and steering haven’t changed for a long time. They dominate so far the "look and feel" in the vehicle interior and the traditional driving. We are about to change that. Space Drive is "real and ready" for high and fully automated driving a drive-by-wire technology. Tested in the production vehicle, in prototype and in the driving simulator, TÜV-tested and approved for road use. The evolution of X-by-wire technology. With Space Drive, we are already on the road. Worldwide, we have collected more than 120 million kilometers of experience with the system in the last 10 years. Experience that we have collectively  in the development of our systems worldwide.  Our limited mobility customers now drive every day with our system to work, to therapy or the cinema with friends.  Not on a closed test track, but on normal city streets, and on the highway.

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Paravan Industry Blog

21. September 2020

Das Podium zum Greifen nah für Dörr Motorsport ...

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Zum ersten Mal ist Dörr Motorsport gleich mit drei McLaren an den Start einer ADAC GT4 Germany gegangen: der Butzbacher Phil Dörr und der Brite Fred Martin-Dye auf einem McLaren 570S und der Russe Aleksey Sizov und die Münchnerin Patricija...

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18. September 2020

ADAC GT4 Germany in Hockenheim noch stärker besetzt ...

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Gaststart für Porsche von Burgmann Racing und dritten McLaren von Dörr Motorsport. Tabellenführer von Allied-Racing wollen beim zweiten Rennwochenende erneut siegen. Beide Rennen live auf SPORT1 im Free-TV sowie online im Livestream... ...

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03. August 2020

Schaeffler Paravan Discusses Autonomous Vehicle Technologies and Adoption at...

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Schaeffler Paravan Discusses Autonomous Vehicle Technologies and Adoption at MOVE America Conference. As the world's mobility solutions transition toward vehicles with varying levels of autonomous driving capability, Schaeffler Paravan –...

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09. October 2018

GTC Europe 2018: VIRTUAL VEHICLE and Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co....

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At the GTC Europe from 9.-11. October in Munich, Europe's leading technology conference for artificial intelligence, Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co. KG and the VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center show a handicapped-accessible vehicle...

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