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

Joystick Racer: With 200 km/h over the race track - A childhood dream becomes reality for Janis McDavid

The dream of driving a car has always played a major role in Janis McDavid's life. For him, this freedom means being able to decide for himself where...

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Three races, three victories for steer-by-wire technology carriers: Space Drive Racing pilots not only gain insights at the season finale in...

At the GTC Race season finale as part of the DTM at the Hockenheimring in the best fall weather but cold temperatures, the four Space Drive technology...

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Over stick and stone at 190 km/h - Convincing use of steer-by-wire technology from Schaeffler Paravan at the Lausitz Rally

The 23rd Int. ADMV-Lausitz Rally, from November 5 to 7, 2020 in Boxberg/Upper Lusatia, offered the opportunity to subject Schaeffler Paravan's...

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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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Motionboard
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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

11. January 2021

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

Anke Leuschke
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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11. January 2021

Steer-by-wire - Die Kunst des Weglassens ...

Anke Leuschke
Technik

Geht es nach Ronald Arnold, dann wird die Lenksäule und die feste Verbindung zwischen Lenkrad und Lenkgetriebe demnächst ganz aus unseren Autos verschwinden. ...

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16. December 2020

DTM Electric exklusiv: Leistung? Hauptsache vierstellig! ...

Anke Leuschke
Technik

Die DTM Electric mit über 1.000 PS starken Autos könnte 2023 ihr Debüt geben. Die Macher von Schaeffler hinter dem neuen Motorsport-Konzept im Interview. ...

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