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
US premiere: Schaeffler Paravan presents Space Drive technology at IMSA
Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co KG. will enter the American racetrack for the first time with the Space Drive technology carrier Mercedes-AMG GT3 and will present the steer-by-wire Mercedes-AMG GT3 in a demonstration drive as part of Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen on Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.
Space Drive drive-by-wire system paves the way to an autonomous future in the U.S.
When it comes to autonomous driving, the USA is the world's leading nation. Drive-by-wire is the indispensable basic technology for autonomous vehicles. With Space Drive, Schaeffler Paravan offers a solution for retrofitting or upgrading these vehicles.
Bundesrat approves simplifications for future technology
New regulation clears the way for autonomous series vehicles. With Space Drive, Schaeffler Paravan has a proven drive-by-wire solution that is essential for upgrading or retrofitting autonomous vehicles.
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!