Nexteer high availability electric power steeringNexteer Automotive says it has introduced two steering technologies that enable advanced safety and functions for Level 2-5 automated driving. The company claims its high availability Electric Power Steering (EPS) is designed for resilient operational availability and is optimised through additional redundancies in torque and position sensors, electronic control units, winding motors as well as dual sets of vehicle power and communication connectors.

In its advanced Steer-by-Wire (SbW), the mechanical connection between the road wheels and the steering wheel is replaced with electronics and actuators on the column and rack. The company says this system supports both manual and automated driving and opens new possibilities for advanced safety features, vehicle lightweighting and packaging flexibility.