Our new microsite "From Track to Road":

Racing is the ultimate accelerator for the development of new technologies in vehicle construction. It relentlessly reveals the limits, pushes technology to the limits of its performance and promotes important insights for road use...All information about the use of SpaceDrive technology in racing can be found on our new microsite "From Track to Road".

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Joystick Racer - With 200 km/h over the race track

Joystick Racer

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated every year since 1993 on December 3. It aims to raise awareness of the concerns of people with disabilities. The PARAVAN GmbH and Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co. KG impressively demonstrate how inclusion can also work in motor sports. An action that encourages other people to become mobile and overcome barriers. Janis McDavid drove more than 320,000 km without an accident thanks to the drive-by-wire technology Space Drive and with the help of a 4-way joystick in recent years. Now the native of Hamburg gets into a race car...

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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.

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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

Space Drive: Steer-by-wire revolutionises the DTM

Three brands, three technology carriers, three drivers and one digital steering system

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With steer-by-wire through the green hell

For the first time in the history of the ADAC Total 24 Hours Nürburgring, a Mercedes-AMG GT3 completes the toughest race in the world without a...

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Space Drive makes it possible: Drive-by-wire technology brings autonomous driving within reach

Swabian entrepreneur Roland Arnold has developed a key technology that will allow autonomous driving to be implemented safely in Germany. He sees his...

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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

06. May 2021

Lenkrad am Draht ...

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Technik

Schon die nächsten Fahrzeug-Generationen könnten ohne Lenksäule auf die Straße rollen. Solche, mit sogenannten Steer-by-wire-Systemen ausgestatteten Autos bieten potenziell eine Fülle von Vorteilen für Fahrer und Hersteller. ...

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25. January 2021

Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors ...

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Technik

Customized product portfolio in E-Mobility business division, from components through to complete drive systems ...

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11. January 2021

Schaeffler is official sponsor and supplier of drive-by-wire technology for...

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Technik

Autonomous race cars to rely on Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co. KG’s patented “Space Drive” drive-by-wire technology ...

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11. January 2021

Schaeffler to provide drive-by-wire systems for autonomous race program ...

Anke Leuschke
Technik

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is an official sponsor of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) ...

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