Nexteer Automotive

2017/9/14 18:05


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【フランクフルト(ドイツ)2017年9月13日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】

直観的な運動制御のグローバルリーダーであるNexteer Automotive( )は、レベル2-5の自動運転に先進的な安全・機能を可能にする2つのステアリング技術を導入し、自動運転ポートフォリオを引き続き拡充すると発表した。Nexteerの高可用電動パワーステアリング(EPS)と先進的なステアバイワイヤ(SbW)システムは、ドイツのフランクフルトで開催された第67回国際モーターショー(IAA)で披露された。





直観的な運動制御のリーダーであるNexteer Automotiveは、数十億ドル規模の世界的ステアリングおよび駆動システムに特化した企業で、電気・油圧ステアリングシステム、ステアリングコラム、駆動系製品および先進的な運転支援システム(ADAS)、自動運転技術をOEMメーカーに提供している。従業員は1万3000人以上おり、世界主要地域の顧客50社以上に製品を納入している。同社には米州、欧州、アジアで戦略的に展開している製造工場が25、地域エンジニアリングセンターが3、カスタマーサービス・センターが13ある。Nexteer Automotiveの顧客にはBMW、フィアット・クライスラー、フォード、GM、PSAグループ、トヨタ、フォルクスワーゲンのほかインド、中国の自動車メーカーが含まれる。

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Nexteer Steers Safety in Levels 2-5 Automated Driving


FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

- Nexteer Unveils High Availability EPS, Showcases Steer-by-Wire
Nexteer Automotive(,a global leader in intuitive motion
control, announced the continued expansion of its automated driving portfolio
with the introduction of two steering technologies that enable advanced safety
and functions for Level 2-5 automated driving. Nexteer's high availability
Electric Power Steering (EPS) and its advanced Steer-by-Wire (SbW) system are
showcased at the 67th IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Safety-Net is Alwa­­ys On

"Similar to systems in aviation, our EPS system redundancies play an important
safety, back-up function as the automotive industry moves toward varying levels
of automation," said Frank Lubischer, Nexteer's CTO, CSO and Senior Vice
President of Global Engineering, "Nexteer's steering safety net is always on."

Nexteer's high availability EPS is designed for resilient operational
availability, using top-rated, high reliability components and intelligently
optimized through additional redundancies in torque and position sensors,
electronic control units, winding motors as well as dual sets of vehicle power
and communication connectors.

High Availability EPS Facilitates Migration to SbW

"As OEMs continue investment in high availability EPS, the migration to
Steer-by-Wire (SbW) becomes more cost-effective," said Lubischer. "Meanwhile,
we enable easier SbW migration through our flexibility to support various
packaging environments with our broad high availability EPS portfolio. An OEM
can save a lot of investment and chassis redesign by leveraging our high
availability EPS today with a future SbW migration in mind."

SbW: Gateway to New Safety Advancements & Automated Steering

SbW opens new possibilities for advanced safety functions, such as collision
avoidance, stability control and more. Advanced safety features can be
implemented with the steering system alone or in combination with the braking
system to achieve even higher safety levels. To this point, Lubischer also
noted that Nexteer & Continental's JV, CNXMotion, will combine Nexteer's
advanced steering systems with Continental's advanced braking technologies into
solutions for Automated Driving ADAS.


Nexteer Automotive - A Leader in Intuitive Motion Control - is a
multi-billion-dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric
and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems as
well as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and automated driving
technologies for original equipment manufacturers. The company's global
workforce of over 13,000 serves more than 50 customers in every major region of
the world. The company has 25 manufacturing plants, 3 technical centers and 13
customer service centers strategically located in North and South America,
Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive's customers include BMW, Fiat Chrysler,
Ford, GM, PSA Group, Toyota, VW, as well as automakers in India and China.

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Source: Nexteer Automotive