Partner of the automotiv industry
with keytechnologies for autonomous driving

Paravan is the world leader in innovative vehicle conversions for people with severe disabilities. Around 180 employees develop and produce individually disability adjusted automotive conversions, electric wheelchairs, movement coach, and much more. Highlight in the extensive product range is the world’s first road-going drive-by-wire system Space Drive II active servomotors redundancy. A fail-safe, digital control system for flexible use in safety-critical automotive applications on the latest drive-by-wire technology. The system is fully road legal, certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and manufactured IPC-A-600Class 3 by the world’s highest quality level. Worldwide Paravan has collected more than 500 million kilometers of experience with the system in the last 10 years. Experiences that are always flowed into the development of the Space Drive system. Meanwhile, the Paravan Space Drive system has been successfully used in numerous vehicles and projects for autonomous driving by renowned vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers and research institutes.

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Space Drive II - Drive-by-wire in a new dimension

Revolutionary solutions - Made by Paravan

Space Drive II is already considered a milestone in automotive history: It is the first drive-by-wire technology with MOT approval. Developed and produced according to the highest safety standards (ISO 26262: 2011, ASIL D). Space Drive enables multi-redundant control of engine, brakes and steering. The basis for manual driving without steering column, targeted driving, and in the future, fully automated driving.

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News from the Paravan Mobility Park

Schaeffler Paravan auf der i-Mobility: Meilenstein für autonomes Fahren: Schaeffler Paravan zeigt „Space Drive“

Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH & Co.KG präsentiert mit „Space Drive“ eine Schlüsseltechnologie für das autonomen Fahren. PARAVAN GmbH präsentiert...

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Mobilitätstage Reutlingen: Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH präsentiert autonomes „Mover-Konzept“

Die Mobilität der Zukunft wird individueller – vor allen in den Städten. Durch neue Technologien, wie das autonome Fahren werden sich unsere...

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Schaeffler auf der CES 2019

Meilenstein für autonomes Fahren: Schaeffler zeigt „Space Drive“. Technologiekonzern Schaeffler zeigt mit „Space Drive“ die bahnbrechende Innovation...

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Our retrofit kit for "autonomous driving"

AUTOMATED DRIVING AS ADAPTIVE SYSTEM

Using revolutionary solutions in the drive-by-wire technology, Paravan moves the world. We develop driving and steering systems of the future, combined with the latest sensor technology and special construction. So we provide key technologies for the future autonomous or semi-autonomous driving. All systems are upgradeable and adaptive to a variety of vehicle types.

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Impressions from our Space Drive Video Library

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Paravan Steer-by-wire

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Autonomous driving "OLLI"

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Testdrive Hockenheim

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Autonomous Driving by Paravan

Space Drive offers fail safe, street legal, and million Km tested driving

The primary mechanical functions of throttle, brake and steering haven’t changed for a long time. They dominate so far the "look and feel" in the vehicle interior and the traditional driving. We are about to change that. Space Drive is "real and ready" for high and fully automated driving a drive-by-wire technology. Tested in the production vehicle, in prototype and in the driving simulator, TÜV-tested and approved for road use. The evolution of X-by-wire technology. With Space Drive, we are already on the road. Worldwide, we have collected more than 120 million kilometers of experience with the system in the last 10 years. Experience that we have collectively  in the development of our systems worldwide.  Our limited mobility customers now drive every day with our system to work, to therapy or the cinema with friends.  Not on a closed test track, but on normal city streets, and on the highway.

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Paravan Industry Blog

15. March 2019

Forschungsprojekt „OmniSteer“: Schaeffler erforscht neuartige Lenksysteme für...

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Projekt „OmniSteer“ steht vor erfolgreichem Abschluss. Voll automatisiertes seitliches Einparken ohne Zwischenstopp. Höchste Manövrierfähigkeit auf engstem Raum dank „Schaeffler Intelligent Corner Module“. ...

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15. March 2019

Autonomes Fahren: Lenken wie von Geisterhand ...

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Bericht aus der „Konstruktionspraxis“ von Ute Drescher: Autonom agierende Fahrzeuge benötigen zukünftig weder Lenkrad noch Pedale. Das Lenken erfolgt dann rein elektrisch über ein „Drive-by-wire“ System – via Kabel. ...

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30. January 2019

Formula E: Sensationeller erster Saisonsieg für Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler und...

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Lucas di Grassi gewinnt den vierten Saisonlauf der Formel E in Mexiko. Dritter Mexiko-Sieg für Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in drei Jahren. Daniel Abt holt von Startplatz 21 aus als Zehnter noch einen Punkt. ...

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07. January 2019

Schaeffler-Paravan Technologie präsentiert autonomen Shuttle „Mover“ auf der CES...

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Erfolgreicher CES-Auftakt für die Schaeffler-Gruppe in Las Vegas: Über 100 Journalisten verfolgten die Schaeffler-Pressekonferenz zum Auftakt der Consumer Electronics Show CES mit dem stellv. Vorstandschef und Technologievorstand Prof....

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