No.1013E 2016Special Edition on Steering and Drive Unit Technologies Future Trends for Automotive Steering Systems

Author Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz ECKSTEIN
Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge-RWTH Aachen University
Abstract This paper illustrates future trends of steering system development approaches. Starting with a brief introduction and overview of existing steering system concepts, the focus is directed to the general benefi ts and challenges of steer-by-wire systems. These aspects were taken into account while developing and realizing the research vehicle concept ‘SpeedE’ at the Institute of Automotive Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University.
Keyword steering system development, wheel individual steering, steer-by-wire, large steering angle, functional safety
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