Space Drive - Key Technology for autonomous driving
From Track to Road - Next Generation Steering
One steering technology - countless fields of application
Shaping the mobility of the future together
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latest press releases
Premiere for the flexibly adjustable steer-by-wire steering system
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.
Schaeffler Paravan at IAA Transportation 2022
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.
Steering development on the race track - Good start into the second half of the DTM
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.
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!