Welcome to Schaeffler Paravan

We help keep the world moving with our revolutionary automotive technology solutions. We are developing the driving and steering systems of tomorrow for the automotive industry. These systems include key technologies like Space Drive that make driving easier and safer. From software to electronics and mechanical engineering – everything comes from a single source. Discover the innovative high-tech company that has been shaped by German craftsmanship, Swabian attention to detail, and international success.

Our engineering product range – ultra modern, ultra flexible

Our engineering product range is held in high regard within the industry and enables us to offer fast, tailor-made technological solutions without recourse to third parties. Our equipment includes the latest laser-cutting systems, CNC milling units, 8-sensor wheel alignment (4-wheel measurement), a vast range of special machinery, and our own paint shop. All of this makes it possible for us to create vehicle-conversion and prototype and small-batch production kits quickly and in a cost-effective manner – and without recourse to third parties.

Our Development division: pioneers for the cars of tomorrow

Our software, hardware and mechanical engineers incorporate your requirements directly into our products. Bringing development, manufacturing and customers together under a single roof is one of the primary factors in our success.

Perfection from A to Z: all under one roof

From research and development through production to customer-specific programming and final assembly in the vehicle: we are inventors, developers and manufacturers. The entire product range is developed in-house ensuring that all components are optimally attuned to one another. Software, electronics and mechanical engineering at PARAVAN are all innovations that bear the ‘TÜV-tested’ hallmark – engineering ingenuity made in Germany.

High-performance systems for safety-related applications

You have challenging demands – we have the appropriate system solutions: automated driver and motor-control systems for electric motors. A genuine breakthrough not only for the automotive sector but also for any safety-relevant industrial applications. Input commands for acceleration, braking, or steering are forwarded via microprocessors, using multi-channel technology, to a wide variety of servomotors. Input commands can be pre-programmed or relayed via a digital input device. Flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and safety in a single system.

Pioneering technologies for the automotive industry

PARAVAN is the global market leader for wheelchair-accessible vehicles – and a sought-after partner to global organisations. This is because our Space Drive technology with multiple redundancy has, for quite a while, been finding its way into an increasing number of new areas where its attributes offer the best possible solution. The digital steering and braking system is as much in demand for utility vehicles as it is in agricultural engineering. As Germany's top award-winning mid-sized company, we regard our 50 highly prized national state and innovation awards as a challenge to continue striving for new heights of achievement.

PARAVAN automobile technologies

PARAVAN Industry is part of the PARAVAN Technology Group with head offices in Pfronstetten/Aichelau. Space Drive is one of our key product developments. The drive-by-wire system with multiple redundancy constitutes ground-breaking technology for the automotive industry. We developed this technology originally for disabled drivers. We provide one of the most precious things there is for people with a disability: mobile freedom. Over 5,000 first-generation Space Drive systems are on the road in vehicles adapted for disabled drivers. Customised configurations of Space Drive hardware and software enable even those with very severe disabilities to drive vehicles independently. Space Drive is road-approved thanks to its active multiple redundancy – it is the only system of its kind.

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