Space Drive - Next Generation Steering
Space Drive
Space Drive 2.8
Space Drive 3 AddOn

Space Drive - Key Technology for autonomous driving

The digital Space Drive technology at a glance

Rennfahrzeug vor dem Rennen
Space Drive 2.8

From Track to Road - Next Generation Steering

From Track to Road - Space Drive in ultimate test and development mode on the race track.

Autonomous Driving

One steering technology - countless fields of application

Space Drive is an absolute game changer. The system will change the way we drive vehicles - the applications are infinitely versatile.

Das Unternehmen SPT
Schaeffler Paravan

Shaping the mobility of the future together

Schaeffler Paravan is a company specialized in the development of drive-by-wire systems & chassis solutions.

Schaeffler-Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co.KG is a company specialising in the development of fail-safe drive-by-wire systems - "Space Drive" - and chassis system solutions. The company is based in Herzogenaurach and has an operating facility in Pfronstetten-Aichelau. Schaeffler Paravan Technologie is a joint venture (90 percent Schaeffler and ten percent Paravan GmbH) and was founded in October 2018.

Team Teaser Karriere

Home of Steer-by-Wire

At the entrance to the village of Aichelau, there is a sign that reads "The future is made here". At Schaeffler Paravan, we take this literally and are developing the digital steering technology of the future with Space Drive technology - road-approved, with multiple redundancy and certified to the highest industry standards. Ready for the challenges of autonomous driving and the mobility concepts of the future.

The Space Drive Technology

The steering of the future will be digital - by cable! With Space Drive, Schaeffler Paravan offers the only road-approved steer-by-wire system in the world. Space Drive eliminates the need for a mechanical connection between the steering wheel and steering gear.

Space Drive - Principles of Development

We are proud to have a product that is unique in the world. With it, we offer a unique technology that the industry needs to realise its visions of autonomous driving and new vehicle concepts.

Roland Arnold, CEO of Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co.KG and founder and managing director of PARAVAN GmbH
Anwendung Autonomous Driving Fahrzeuginnenraum

Space Drive in application

Modern steer-by-wire systems are ready for highly and fully automated driving: Space Drive from Schaeffler Paravan is a digital steering system for series production vehicles, prototypes, test vehicles, agricultural machinery or unmanned ground vehicles. The possible applications are diverse.

Das Team von Schaeffler Paravan

One team - one mission

Schaeffler Paravan is a young dynamic team of visionaries, tinkerers and developers with the goal of digitally advancing the steering of the future. Setting the course for mobility without a mechanical steering column.

Porsche Cayman in der Boxengasse

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Latest press releases

48 Press releases
Rallyefahrzeug mit Space Drive im Rallye-Einsatz
24th international ADMV Lausitz - Rally
Space Drive
Space Drive 2.8

Space Drive in the ultimate off-road test.

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Space Drive Fahrer Maxi Bukh auf dem Podium DTM
Norisring DTM finale: First podium for Space Drive
Space Drive

First podium for Space Drive Mercedes -AMG GT3 and the team around Mercedes-AMG Team Mücke Motorsport.

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Sieg in der GTC Race in Hockenheim
GTC Race 2021 season finale: victory for the Mercedes-AMG GT3
Space Drive

Space Drive driver Tim Heinemann wins the championship titles with SpaceDrive Racing's #31 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the GTC Race...

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We are there for you

Do you have questions about our digital driving and steering technology Space Drive, or are you looking for a competent project partner for forward-looking mobility concepts? Send us a message!


Video impressions of Space Drive