Hitachi Astemo develops steer-by-wire prototype system with failsafe function

Product Development

The prototype achieves smooth, effortless steering operation along with fail-safe function allowing for continued operation in the event of a failure

Hitachi Astemo has developed steer-by-wire prototype that actuates the tires via electric control of steering wheel inputs rather than mechanically, this enables not only smooth, effortless steering wheel operation, but also redundancy via a fail-safe function that allows for continued operation in the event of a failure, it said in a press release on 30 September.

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