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
Testfahrzeuge Parametrisiertes Lenken
Premiere for the flexibly adjustable steer-by-wire steering system
Autonomous Driving

David Schumacher and Carrie Schreiner test a steer-by-wire steering system that can be parameterized while driving for the first time as part of the GTC Race season finale at the Hockenheimring.

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autonom fahrender LKW mit Space Drive
Schaeffler Paravan at IAA Transportation 2022
Autonomous Driving

Space Drive as a key technology for autonomous vehicle applications. Drive-by-wire solutions are the basis for implementing autonomous and remote-controlled (remote) vehicle applications in the commercial vehicle sector. Flexible and diverse areas of application and use.

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AMG GT3 in der zweiten Saisonhälfte der DTM 2022
Steering development on the race track - Good start into the second half of the DTM
Space Drive

Mercedes-AMG Team Mücke Motorsport narrowly misses out on the first points of the season with the steer-by-wire Mercedes-AMG GT3 and Maximilian Buhk on Saturday, 27.08.2022, after a foggy track. Qualifying thriller on Sunday in a historically tight grid.

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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