Over the last 17 years, Schaeffler Paravan has accumulated more than a billion kilometers of experience around the world with Space Drive – experience that has continually influenced the further development of the system. Paravan’s Space Drive system can now be found in numerous vehicles from renowned automakers. The technology has also been used successfully in many autonomous driving projects conducted by automakers, automotive suppliers, and research institutes.
FIELDS OF APPLICATION
The mechanics of the primary functions of acceleration, braking, and steering have changed very little over time. Up until now, these mechanical systems have dominated the “look and feel” of vehicle interiors and the driving experience in general. A change is slowly coming, however. Modern “by-wire” systems such as Space Drive are real and ready for highly and fully automated driving with drive-by-wire technology. Space Drive is an adaptive system that can be installed or retrofitted in production vehicles, prototypes, experimental vehicles, agricultural vehicles, and unmanned ground vehicles. The application possibilities are extremely varied. Space Drive is TÜV tested, its processor unit (ECU) meets the most demanding requirements in accordance with the ISO 26262 ASIL D safety standards, and the system with all of its components is approved for road use.
PLATFORMS / EXPERTISE
Our systems are platform independent and approved for all international vehicle types. In recent years, we have manufactured a large number of experimental vehicles, prototypes, and show cars in cooperation with major automotive suppliers and OEMs. Schaeffler Paravan also has other areas of expertise – in the field of sensors, for example.