Nexteer electric power steering system production exceeded 40 million mark
- Strong market demand drives production upgrades
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading mover, Nexteer Automotive Systems, the world's leading supplier of steering and transmission systems, today announced its electric power steering system (EPS) Production has exceeded 40 million mark. The achievement of production milestones indicates that industry demand is shifting to horizontal control systems, providing better fuel efficiency, a customized and adjustable driving experience, and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) capabilities.
In 1999, Nexteer first supplied the brushless motor column-assisted electric power steering system (CEPS) to Fiat and Volkswagen in Europe. Since then, Nexteer has launched a brushed motor column-assisted electric power steering system, a single pinion booster and a double pinion assisted electric power steering system, and a rack-assisted electric power steering system for the global market. Nexteer's 2016 interim report shows that as a core technology, Nexteer's electric power steering system product line accounts for 62% of the company's revenue, up 22% year-on-year (compared with the first half of 2015 in the first half of 2015) ), making a significant contribution to the company's $24 billion contracted orders.
Since January 2013, with the increasing global demand for electric power steering systems, Nexteer's electric power steering system has doubled its production. The latest benefits of electric power steering include advanced driver assistance system functions such as lane keeping, deviation compensation, parking assistance, active damping, stability control enhancement, active return, road damping and variable power steering.
Nexteer Electric Power Steering uses a range of motors, actuators, sensors and controllers to provide reliable steering control in all driving conditions. In addition, Nexteer electric power steering systems are able to reduce fuel consumption by up to 6% and CO2 emissions of up to 8 g/km.
Steve Spicer, executive director of Nexteer's global steering product line, said: "We estimate that our 40 million electric power steering systems will save enough fuel to fill 6060 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Whether it's a small car or a full-size pickup, our Electric power steering systems provide optimal steering control and minimize vehicle carbon footprint."
In 2010, Nexteer introduced the first 12-volt electric power steering system for full-size pickups. Nowadays, Nexteer's electric power steering system covers 90% of the full-size pickup trucks in the US market. According to Nexteer, the output of the electric power steering system is enhanced by independent design, production and verification, providing seamless integration of the steering system for the vehicle manufacturer, providing fuel efficiency, weight reduction and advanced driving. Auxiliary system function.