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Charged EVs | EV makers undertake Schaeffler’s new rear-wheel steering system

Schaeffler, a German auto components firm, has began sequence manufacturing of its new mechatronic rear-wheel steering system.

An unnamed automobile producer is utilizing the system in a brand new electrical SUV, and different automobile fashions that includes the system will go into manufacturing quickly, the corporate mentioned.

Schaeffler’s rear-wheel steering system is made up of two subassemblies: a precision mechanical system with an adaptive planetary curler gear from the corporate’s Industrial Division; and a powerpack comprising the electronics, electrical motor and software program. 

The Schaeffler product meets the protection necessities of Automotive Security Integrity Stage D (ASIL D). EV drivers profit from its exact automobile movement because it offsets the drawbacks of a bigger wheelbase required to accommodate the underfloor battery. An extended wheelbase will increase turning radius and reduces maneuverability.

“Because of its optimized interior design, our rear-wheel steering system is extra compact and requires much less set up area within the automobile,” mentioned Clément Feltz, head of the Chassis enterprise division at Schaeffler. “In consequence, automakers can save as much as 15% in weight in comparison with different programs.” 

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