Steering system development for low volume, upper luxury sector platform
Development of complete steering system, from drivers hands to road wheels. Hydraulic powered steering system, with speed-sensitive variable assistance levels, variable ratio steering rack and flow optimised pump.
System layout and definition to meet vehicle performance attributes. Hydraulic circuit package, integration of new pump to engine ancillary belt, thermal management, steering gear and column package, compliance mounting concept upgrades.
Supplier selection and nomination, supplier quality and technical performance development. Performance tuning of steering system for legislative requirements, static and dynamic vehicle handling, noise and handling refinement, engine bay thermal loading.