Steering Gear: Past, Present and Future

The Mercedes AMG GT2 in action on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

thyssenkrupp Steering: Benchmark in the Field of Innovative Steering Systems

thyssenkrupp Presta Steering has played a major  role in the further development of steering gears. With more than 60 years of history, thyssenkrupp's steering division has become a leader in advanced steering systems. "Our customers and non-customers see our steering gears as a benchmark because of our high level of technical product understanding, in particular our deep added value - both in mechanics and in electronics and software," reports Sascha Singer, CEO Steering Gear Division at thyssenkrupp Presta Steering. "For example, we develop the software entirely in-house. We manufacture key mechanical components in-house, such as the ball screw drive. This gives us a deep understanding of the system and also opens up various tuning and adaptation options to meet customer-specific requirements, such as the vehicle-specific driving feel."

The development of customized solutions at thyssenkrupp Presta Steering is characterized by a particularly close cooperation with automotive manufacturers. The development cycle at thyssenkrupp Steering spans several years and includes various phases from concept development to prototype production and series production.

thyssenkrupp Steering Creates the Steering Gears of the Future

Megatrends such as automation and digitalization have fundamentally revolutionized steering technology. Today's steering systems no longer consist solely of mechanical parts but integrate numerous electronic controls and software. Sensors and actuators play a central role in dynamically adapting the steering to the respective driving situation. This digitalization also enables the integration of driver assistance systems and is a basic requirement for autonomous driving.

The developers at thyssenkrupp Presta Steering are already working on the steering systems of tomorrow. "The focus is on increasing safety through redundant systems, increasing comfort through adaptive steering technologies and increasing efficiency through innovative material and production technologies," explains Sascha Singer. "Sustainability will also play a central role through the increasing integration of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient solutions."

Autonomous Driving? Not Without a Networked steering gear!

For autonomous driving, thyssenkrupp Steering has introduced numerous innovations and technologies in the field of steering systems. "These include high-precision electric power steering systems (EPS), redundant system architectures to increase reliability and intelligent software solutions that enable adaptive control of the vehicle," says Sascha Singer.

Autonomous driving presents both challenges and opportunities for the automotive industry. "One of the biggest challenges is to continue to guarantee the reliability and safety of steering systems," the steering specialist is convinced. After all, there are enormous opportunities in the further development of technologies that can further improve the comfort, efficiency and sustainability of autonomous driving.

Thanks to our innovative strength and consistent focus on quality and reliability, we are laying the foundations for autonomous driving and setting new standards in steering technology.

Sascha Singer
CEO Steering Gear Division at thyssenkrupp Presta Steering
thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN shock absorbers in action in the Mercedes AMG GT2