Impact of Autonomous Driving on Steering Development Technology in Europe and North America, 2017

Impact of Autonomous Driving on Steering Development Technology in Europe and North America, 2017

Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles to Collapse Traditional Steering Value Chains by Rendering Mechanical Linkages and Steering Wheels Redundant

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01-Dec-2017
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North America
Research Code: MD82-01-00-00-00
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Electric power steering (EPS) is more of less a standard fitment across most of the vehicle models. However, autonomous driving poses several interesting challenges to the steering technology community. First, once vehicles start to operate by themselves, steering systems will expect to cater to loss-of-assist mitigation in order to provide a safety net as and when the EPS powerpack fails to provide assist for steering the vehicle. This will therefore force steering suppliers to migrate from fail safe systems to fail operational systems for steering.

Second, autonomous driving does not require humans to drive the vehicle, in which case the use of steering wheel is made redundant. This then allows OEMs and steering suppliers to concentrate on technologies that will help either eliminate the steering wheel or allow the steering to retract to the dashboard if not required. Keeping these in mind OEMs have showcased future cockpit concepts, but to realize such concepts steer-by-wire must be the system of choice for OEMs.

However, the major stumbling block for the steering suppliers is the regulatory compliance. As per regulation automatically controlled steering function (ACSF) becomes operational, this shall be indicated to the driver and the control action shall be automatically disabled if the vehicle speed exceeds the set limit of 10 km/hr by more than 20 percent or the signals to be evaluated are no longer being received. Any termination of control shall produce a short but distinctive driver warning by a visual signal and either an acoustic signal or by imposing a tactile warning signal on the steering control. Regulations like these and the Vienna convention (UN ECE R79) which does not allow for hands off driving are being modified in order to incorporate autonomous functionality of vehicles.

Key Features

  • Identify the megatrends that will shape the future of steering technology.
  • Identify the current regulations impacting steering system manufacturers technology and the amendments drafted to modify those regulations to comply with autonomous driving.
  • Determine how the development in autonomous driving will affect the future of steering systems.
  • Understand the alternative approaches to the barriers to autonomous steering.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key adoption drivers and restraints affecting the development of future steering system development?
  • Which are the key focus areas of OEMs and steering manufacturers for suture steering systems?
  • Will loss-of-assist play a major role in hindering the development for autonomous vehicles?
  • Is Steer-by-Wire necessary to achieve a fully autonomous vehicle?
  • What are the future scenarios for autonomous driving deployment?

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary—Highlights

Technology Migration to SbW

Key Findings

SbW vs. EPS vs. EHPS vs. HPS

Key Conclusions and Future Outlook

Research Scope

Research Aims and Objectives

Key Questions this Study will Answer

Research Background

Research Methodology

Product Segmentation

Product Definition

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Definitions

Vehicle Segmentation

UNECE- Reg. 79

UNECE- Reg. 79 (continued)

Amendments to UNECE- Reg. 79

ISO 26262 (Part of IEC 61508)

Fail-safe System versus Fail-operational System

Migration from Fail-safe to Fail-operation Steering System

Future Steering System Development with Driver Out-of-the-Loop

Loss-of-Assist Mitigation Solutions

Approaches to Mitigate Loss-of-Power Steering Assist

Approaches to Mitigate Loss-of-Power Steering Assist (continued)

Roadmap of Automated Driving Systems by Region

Roadmap of Active and Passive Safety Systems

Mega Trends Influencing Steering Technology and Wheel

Car Cockpits and Cabins of the Future—Top 5 Mega Trends

Enabling Technologies for Autonomous Driving

SbW, Autonomous Driving and Electric Vehicles

Steering Wheel—Concepts of the Future

Steering Wheel—Concepts of the Future (continued)

Comparison of SbW Systems

SbW—Future System Architecture

Effects of Autonomous Driving on SbW

Migration of Steering System Requirements and Automation Levels

Future Scenarios For Autonomous Driving Deployment

Hybrid Steering Systems

Case Study—Jaguar’s take-with-you Smart Steering Wheel Concept

Case Study—VW’s Retractable Steering Wheel Concept

Growth Opportunity—Investments and Partnerships from OEMs/TSPs

Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

Key Conclusions and Future Outlook

The Last Word—3 Big Predictions

Legal Disclaimer

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

Market Engineering Methodology

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Electric power steering (EPS) is more of less a standard fitment across most of the vehicle models. However, autonomous driving poses several interesting challenges to the steering technology community. First, once vehicles start to operate by themselves, steering systems will expect to cater to loss-of-assist mitigation in order to provide a safety net as and when the EPS powerpack fails to provide assist for steering the vehicle. This will therefore force steering suppliers to migrate from fail safe systems to fail operational systems for steering. Second, autonomous driving does not require humans to drive the vehicle, in which case the use of steering wheel is made redundant. This then allows OEMs and steering suppliers to concentrate on technologies that will help either eliminate the steering wheel or allow the steering to retract to the dashboard if not required. Keeping these in mind OEMs have showcased future cockpit concepts, but to realize such concepts steer-by-wire must be the system of choice for OEMs. However, the major stumbling block for the steering suppliers is the regulatory compliance. As per regulation automatically controlled steering function (ACSF) becomes operational, this shall be indicated to the driver and the control action shall be automatically disabled if the vehicle speed exceeds the set limit of 10 km/hr by more than 20 percent or the signals to be evaluated are no longer being received. Any termination of control shall produce a short but distinctive driver warning by a visual signal and either an acoustic signal or by imposing a tactile warning signal on the steering control. Regulations like these and the Vienna convention (UN ECE R79) which does not allow for hands off driving are being modified in order to incorporate autonomous functionality of vehicles.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

  • Identify the megatrends that will shape the future of steering technology.
  • Identify the current regu
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Author Manish Menon
Industries Automotive
WIP Number MD82-01-00-00-00
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