Partner of the automotiv industry
with keytechnologies for autonomous driving

Paravan is the world leader in innovative vehicle conversions for people with severe disabilities. Around 180 employees develop and produce individually disability adjusted automotive conversions, electric wheelchairs, movement coach, and much more. Highlight in the extensive product range is the world’s first road-going drive-by-wire system Space Drive II active servomotors redundancy. A fail-safe, digital control system for flexible use in safety-critical automotive applications on the latest drive-by-wire technology. The system is fully road legal, certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and manufactured IPC-A-600Class 3 by the world’s highest quality level. Worldwide Paravan has collected more than 500 million kilometers of experience with the system in the last 10 years. Experiences that are always flowed into the development of the Space Drive system. Meanwhile, the Paravan Space Drive system has been successfully used in numerous vehicles and projects for autonomous driving by renowned vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers and research institutes.

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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 Paravan Mobility Park

Audi R8 LMS GT3 fährt im zweiten Rennen in der DMV GTC in das vordere mittlere Fahrerfeld

24h-Nürburgring-Sieger Pierre Kaffer pilotiert zur ersten Mal den Steer-by-Wire-Rennwagen und fährt bei allen Rennen von hinten in das vordere...

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Weltpremiere: Rennwagen mit Steer-by-Wire-Technologie im Einsatz

Rennwagen Audi R8 LMS GT3 dank Space Drive ganz ohne Lenksäule im Einsatz. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer: „Motorsport ist ideales Testfeld für diese...

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Am Nürburgring enthüllt: Erster Rennwagen ganz ohne Lenksäule

Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co KG präsentiert ersten Steer-by-Wire-Rennwagen in Zusammenarbeit mit Phoenix-Racing.

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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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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

10. January 2017

Highly Automated Driving Again a Key Theme of the CES 2017 in Las Vegas ...

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Last Sunday, this year's Consumer Electronic Show (CES) closed its doors in Las Vegas. Through digitalization, the boundaries between classic vehicle construction and consumer electronics are disappearing more and more. A key theme at this...

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26. September 2016

PARAVAN Hosts US Mobility Dealer Training in Germany ...

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Nine participants from the US mobility market recently attended the week long PARAVAN Space Drive II training at the PARAVAN headquarters in southern Germany from October 2-9, 2016. ...

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09. September 2016

Technology Outlook: Mercedes-Benz Vans shows future study "Vision Van" ...

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The most successful transportation brand Mercedes-Benz Vans presented its strategic Futuristic Initiative Advance for the transport business on September 7, 2016.  ...

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