tedrive lightweight steering systemA plastic housing for mechanical steering systems has been developed by tedrive. The company says the housing design was developed specifically to meet the requirements of lightweight automotive concepts, achieving a weight saving of up to 40% compared with housings made from aluminium.

The company claims this plastic housing is suitable for use in the compact and city car segments as well as in electric vehicles and, in certain circumstances, can be adapted to the loads exerted in the mid-size segment.

It’s claimed this housing is able to withstand endurance testing of around ten years or 240,000km. The load tests also verified its operation in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 80°C with a short-term maximum temperature load of 105°C.