Steering system development: Finely tuned for an optimal driving experience

Good steering performance ensures that the driver feels safe and comfortable, while also enjoying the ride. In order to achieve the desired steering feel, the steering system is typically adjusted using a physical prototype. The simulation solutions from the CarMaker product family allow you to use virtual prototypes as a complement for early maneuver-based testing and optimization, as well as the release of the steering system within the context of a full virtual vehicle. As an actuator, the steering system is also of great importance for the development of ADAS and AV functions. 

Your benefits at a glance

Optimization of ECUs

Safety, function and performance tests

Steering system virtualization

Reproducible and automated right up to the release

Mechanical components

Easy addition of features

Development and testing of driver assistance systems

Active steering recommendations for steering support, lane keeping assistance or parking assistance systems

Evaluation of steering characteristics and steering effort

In the full vehicle

Realistic steering model

The realistic steering model is included in all products of the CarMaker product family and suitable for the following applications:

  • Coverage of all relevant steering systems
  • Easy evaluation of steering characteristics regarding common relevant criteria
  • Basis for the development and testing of ADAS that interact with steering
  • Possibility of driver-in the-loop / driving simulator extension
  • Steering model for improved handling feel developed by Prof. P. Pfeffer
  • Perfect interaction between the column, rack and the steering assistance unit for precise modeling of steering characteristics


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